Elephant and Steer.

Giant Animal Cluster

Field review by the editors.

Bonne Terre, Missouri

Blackwell Motors displays a similar outdoor cluster of colossal fiberglass animals at its dealership in nearby Farmington -- but the collection here, scattered among rows of cars, is even more impressive. We spotted two big, beefy steers (of two different breeds), a gray elephant with pink polka dots, and a pink elephant with comically oversized eyeglasses (The mascot of the business is the pink elephant, sans specs).

These behemoths are designed to be hoisted onto trailers and moved around, probably to other Blackwell dealerships; the selection may vary over time. Still, you don't often get the opportunity to compare/pose with different models of the same oversized mammals in the same parking lot. For fans of roadside mega-animals, this is a rewarding stop.

Check out what's in the showroom -- more giant animals, along with celebrity memorabilia and other displays. And cars.

Giant Animal Cluster

Blackwell Motors

1001 Hwy K, Bonne Terre, MO
Blackwell Motors. Exit US Hwy 67 at Bonne Terre. Turn west onto Hwy K, then make a quick left at the first stoplight. You'll see the animals ahead on the left.
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