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Weird Statues and Oddball Art Junk

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Mel Schettl opened his home improvement business here in 1973. The 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:
On the grounds of M. Schettl Sales Inc. I-41 exit 124. Drive north on Hwy 76, then make first right onto Green Valley Rd, which parallels the interstate. Drive about a half-mile. You'll see it on the left.
Hours:
M-F 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sa 9 am - 5 pm, Su 11 am - 4 pm. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Phone:
920-426-1681
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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