Willard.

Willard the T-Rex

Field review by the editors.

Tucson, Arizona

A towering T-rex statue, prehistoric hazard on the Magic Carpet miniature golf course before it closed, now guards a scrap yard that Tucson insiders, like Charlie Spillar of Valley of the Moon, call Scrapopolis.

The dinosaur is now called "Willard."

"It's got big bright red eyes so it's kinda vicious looking," said Charlie, who helped find homes for many of Magic Carpet's orphaned sculptures.

Also see: Sphinx And The Goop In Need Of Good Homes

Willard the T-Rex

Amcep Metals

Address:
4484 E. Tennessee St., Tucson, AZ
Directions:
Willard guards the junkyard entrance to Amcep Metals, on the south side of the city. I-10 exit 265, then drive north on Alvernon Way for one block. Turn right onto Irvington Rd, then make an immediate left onto Contractors Way, then take the first right onto Tennessee St./Belvedere Way. Amcep will be at the end of the street, on the right.
Phone:
520-748-1900
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