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Avoca, Iowa: Volkswagen Beetle Spider

Built by Travis and Angela Campbell, and joined in 2020 by a skeletal dragon and dinosaur. Eight-legged nightmare, or fossil-fuel-less transport of the future?

457 S. Chestnut St., Avoca, IA
South end of town. From US-59/S. Walnut St. turn east onto W. Washington St. and drive one block. You'll see the VW Spider ahead, on the right.
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Volkswagen with spider legs.

Volkswagen Beetle Spider

We found it -- along with the T. rex, the dragon and a U.S. flag waving in all its glory from the tree. A cute, quick stop, especially for a photo-op with the kiddos. Made with skill by Campbell Welding.

[ZuZu24, 06/29/2023]

Dino, dragon, VW beetle spider.

Volkswagen Beetle Spider

The Beetle Spider has been joined by a skeletal dragon and dinosaur!

[edmag, 07/23/2021]

VW spider.

Volkswagen Beetle Spider

We stopped here driving cross country and it was an awesome discovery.

[Nikki, 12/01/2013]

Old Volkswagen Beetles scuttling on long legs are a rare sight, but on a cross-country drive there's a chance you'll encounter more than one...

VW spider.

Spider Made Out of a Volkswagen

Worth a quick stop, only about a mile and a half south off I-80. Amazing what you can find in a cornfield in the middle of Iowa!

[madmonkey, 07/29/2012]

Volkswagen spider sculpture.

VW Spider

This was our second VW spider, after stopping by the one near Carson City, NV in 2007. While still very cool, of the two, the Carson City VW Spider wins for better integration of the spider legs into the spider torso. Carson City also had Christmas lights in July that Avoca did not.

[Steve Cook, 11/05/2009]

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