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Barboursville, West Virginia: Pink Elephant

This life-sized fiberglass elephant may remember its original purpose, but no one else seems to.

US Hwy 60, Barboursville, WV
I-64 exit 15. US 60/Midland Trail east toward Barboursville. About 1/2 mile past the BigK, in front of LL Roe Insurance Agency, across the street from a Citgo station.
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Pink Elephant.

Pink Elephant

The pink elephant has both tusks again, and seems to be in good condition.

[Sue Kelly, 07/14/2018]

Pink elephant.

Pink Elephant

Bummer. The Pink Elephant has been vandalized (I assume). Some ivory poachers stole his left tusk. All that's left is a hole and some ugly brown staining. I hope it's not blood.

[Lucy Pfeffa, 06/27/2017]

Pink elephant.

Pink Elephant

You actually go east on 60 toward Barboursville from exit 15. It's about 1/2 mile past the BigK. It's in front of LL Roe Insurance Agency, across the street from a Citgo station.

[Mat Harris, 06/05/2010]
Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant is the landmark in our area. When I was little I knew wherever I was at because of it. But to update on Pinky, it was vandalized last year. Some juveniles decided to paint it green in honor of Marshall. There was talk of leaving it green with the "M" on the side of it. But the community was outraged and wanted it painted back, so it was. I am glad that the Pink Elephant is still pink!

[Danielle, 08/12/2006]

Pink elephant and Nicolette's mom.

Pink Elephant

The elephant has been around ever since I can remember. I'm 21 and my parents know it was there before I was born. The legend about it being built for a young girl is most likely true as there is an impression of a pair of baby feet with the name "Nikki" scrawled in the cement base. It sits on the front lawn of local businesses. The businesses have changed but the elephant has never been removed. It was still there as of my visit home in August 2002.

[Nicolette G., 09/25/2002]

The elephant was brought from Michigan to Barboursville around 1970 by the owner of a gift shop. The shop is now an insurance agency, but the elephant remains.

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In the region:
Museum of Radio and Technology, Huntington, WV - 9 mi.

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