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Weird Statues and Oddball Art Junk

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Mel Schettl opened his home improvement business northwest of Oshkosh in 1973. The highway frontage and property that surrounds the building is littered with hundreds of larger-than-life statues: a moose, a bull, a bulldog; King Kong, Bugs Bunny; dinosaurs, mythological creatures; and weird metal sculptures like a robot stegosaurus and a shark on wheels.

"It's something that's just kinda grown," says Mel. "We don't build the stuff. We consign with different artists to build it for us -- fiberglass, steel, glass -- over 200 sculptures so far. Anything to get attention, I guess."

Visitors recommend stopping by at night to better appreciate the creepiness of the place. Says Mel: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Weird Statues and Oddball Art Junk

M. Schettl Sales Inc.

Address:
5105 County Rd S, Oshkosh, WI
Directions:
I-41 exit 120, which is Hwy 45. Take Hwy 45 left through the round-a-bouts. Take Hwy 45 to County T exit (first exit after I-41). Go left on County T over Hwy 45 and then right on County S. M. Schetti Sales is 1.9 miles on the left side of County S. You pull into what looks like an old farmstead and park in the back.
Hours:
M-F 9-5:30, Sa 9-5, Su 11-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
920-426-1681
RA Rates:
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