Palmer Lake, Colorado: Dizzy, Light Bulb Carrying Dog

Without Dizzy, Palmer Lake's big mountainside star would not have glowed as bright.

Address:
Valley Crescent St., Palmer Lake, CO
Directions:
W of I-25, north of Monument. Palmer Lake Village Green, in front of the gazebo, between the Lucretia Vaile Museum and Town Hall.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Dizzy, Light Bulb Carrying Dog

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Palmer Lake Star.

Palmer Lake Star

Shining since 1935, the Palmer Lake Star is built on the slopes of Sundance Mountain west of Palmer Lake. It is comprised of 40-watt light bulbs in the shape of a five point star. It is 404.8 feet tall and 457.3 feet wide. It shines from darkness to dawn late November to New Year's Day. The Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department helps maintain the star. You can see the star from surrounding communities and visit the star by taking the I-25 exit in Monument and drive west on Highway 105 three miles to Palmer Lake.

[Jack Anthony, 10/11/2012]

Dizzy the Dog statue.

Dizzy the Light Bulb Carrying Dog

A holiday-augmented picture of Dizzy the Light Bulb Carrying Dog. According to the nearby plaque, in addition to light bulbs, he also carried tools for the workers.

[Dom Chang, 01/25/2009]

Other photos of Dom's motorcycle eerily juxtaposed with tourist attractions can be seen at redlegsrides.blogspot.com.

Dizzy, Lightbulb Carrying Dog

Palmer Lake's very proud of their new statue, commemorating the canine citizen Dizzy, who helped shuttle light bulbs up Sundance Mountain to build the town's star in 1935. Now he's memorialized in front of city hall in a larger than life (300 lb, twice as large as a real german shepherd) bronze statue in front of the Town Hall. And yes, kids can climb on Dizzy.

[Kelly, 11/03/2006]

The Palmer Lake Star is 500 ft. wide, on the side of Sundance Mountain. Dizzy's statue was commemorated in October 2006.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Grandpa's Horseshoe CrittersGrandpa's Horseshoe Critters, Palmer Lake, CO - 1 mi.
Cave of the WindsCave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, CO - 17 mi.
Manitou Cliff DwellingsManitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou Springs, CO - 18 mi.
In the region:
The Old Prospector: 12 Feet Tall, Denver, CO - 43 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Colorado Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Military Memorial Museum, Crossville, Tennessee (Dec 5-11, 2022)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights