Sit-on-Me Chuckwalla.

Sit-on-Me Chuckwalla

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Kingman, Arizona

The chuckwalla is native to the Kingman region of Arizona. It's the largest lizard in the U.S., but not nearly as large as the mosaic-glass-and-concrete version that Kingman unveiled next to Route 66 on February 9, 2018. Sculpted by Solomon Bassoff, the lifelike reptile artwork is seven feet long and weighs nearly a ton. Its eyes are glass, its claws are solid bronze, and its back -- which is built for sit-down photos -- is inset with the same kind of little multicolor tiles that were popular on American bathroom floors when Route 66 was in its heyday.

Sit-on-Me Chuckwalla.

Sit-on-Me Chuckwalla

Address:
398 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ
Directions:
West end of downtown, on the south side of Route 66/E. Andy Devine Ave., at its intersection with 4th St.
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