Houston, Alaska: London Bus, VW Ladybug

Fireworks stand displaying a variety of unusual vehicles: psychedelic microbus, and double-decker London bus. (Reported gone by 2019: VW ladybug, Batmobile replica)

Gorilla Fireworks

Address:
Parks Hwy, Houston, AK
Directions:
Gorilla Fireworks. Mile 52 of the Parks Hwy./Hwy. 3 between Wasilla and Houston, just south of Forest Lake Dr.
Hours:
Seasonal, summer. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Old 1960s minibus painted in psychedelic colors sits outside beneath a wooden shelter.

London Bus, VW Ladybug - No Batmobile

Only the psychedelic VW bus and double decker bus remain.

[Donna and Bill Blum, 04/16/2019]
Batmobile, London Bus, VW Ladybug

As of June 2016, we only saw the psychedelic microbus and the double decker bus on the two instances we drove by. Not sure where the other vehicles are.

[ES LeBeau, 06/20/2016]

Outdoor replica of the Batmobile from the 1960s TV series.

Gorilla Fireworks - Batmobile, London Bus

Not only does this roadside fireworks stand have a huge inflated gorilla wearing sunglasses and America pants, but the parking lot boasts a Batmobile that you can sit in for photos, a Volkswagen Beetle painted like a ladybug, a psychedelic microbus, and a weird double-decker London-style bus with the score from the Revolutionary War proudly displayed on the side (America 1, England 0).

[KimAnne, 07/18/2011]

This is definitely seasonal, but seems active leading up to July 4th.

Outdoor replica of the Batmobile from the 1960s TV series.

Batman TV Car Replica

In Houston, Alaska. there is mock version of the cheap car from the original Batman TV show with Adam West. It pops up every year around the 4th of July and is right next to one the fireworks stands.

[Adam Scott Lankford, 01/03/2007]

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