Newport, Oregon: Yaquina Bay Monster Statue

Nessie, a toothy water monster, is celebrated with a large and vividly colored fiberglass sculpture in the parking lot at Aquarium Village.
3101 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR
In Aquarium Village, just south of the bridge off of US 101. Turn east onto 32nd St., then left onto Ferry Slip Rd. On the right.
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Yaquina Bay Monster Statue

It's back! Previous tips had reported that the statue was gone, but we were just there and it is back. Aquarium Village is a quirky spot. and if you love Roadside America it will certainly amuse you.

[Krissy H., 11/03/2017]
Nessie - Temporarily Gone

The base of the statue is still there and I spoke with some guys at the gift shop next to it. Nessie is off someplace getting repainted. She will be back soon.

[Debra Jane Seltzer, 07/23/2015]
Yaquina Bay Monster Statue

It is gone. I'm not sure if it is gone for good, in storage, being worked on, etc. Someone told me they are going to put a water park and other things there.

[Esther, 07/07/2015]

The base with Nessie signage remains, so either a restoration or a move in progress...


Yaquina Bay Sea Monster

Nessie is the "World Famous Yaquina Bay Sea Monster." She is said to have been found by a night watchman in 1992. A sign tells what the creature really is: a Kronosaurus Queenslandicus or Crown Lizard. She is now on display in Aquarium Village, a little area of shops in Newport, just south of the bridge. I would say that Nessie is about 20 feet long, and she looks pretty fierce.

[Jody Day, 07/14/2008]

Kronosaurus Queenslandicus was a pliosaur that supposedly became extinct 100 million years ago. This one was first reported in 1935, and may still haunt the waters of Yaquina Bay.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Aquarium VillageAquarium Village, Newport, OR - < 1 mi.
Giant Orca - Killer Whale StatueGiant Orca - Killer Whale Statue, Newport, OR - < 1 mi.
Wax WorksWax Works, Newport, OR - 1 mi.
In the region:
Easter Island Totem Poles, Lincoln City, OR - 24 mi.

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