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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?

Chestnut St., Avoca, IA
When traveling north on Hwy 59, at the very south edge of town when the highway curves to the west, go straight one block instead of following the curve. From the north, I-80 exit south onto Hwy 59 for 2 mi., turn left at W Lincoln St before fairgrounds.
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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]

VW Spider sculpture.

Spider Made Out of a Volkswagen

This is a giant spider made of a Volkswagen body. It is just sitting on this lot for no apparent reason!

[Phyllis Bruce, 11/21/2007]

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