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Austin, Texas: Giant Spider Sculpture

A 23 ft. high giant spider named Arachnophilla was created by sculptor Dixie Friend Gay.

Manor Rd, Austin, TX
Southwest Greenway at Mueller Development (former site of old airport), Manor Rd and Berkman Dr. Look carefully, may not be easily seen from the road.
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Spider sculpture.

Giant Spider Sculpture

It's a little overgrown back there, but still as beautiful as when they first put it up.

[Gina S, 06/02/2024]


Giant Spider Sculpture

Nice piece of art!

[Melanie, 03/25/2022]
Giant Spider Sculpture

I missed the sculpture the first time I went by the intersection. I had to backtrack to find it. I was expecting the sculpture to be visible from the road. The park edges are not maintained, so the weeds obstruct the view of the "art" from the road.

[charlie, 07/27/2012]

Not every giant creature is visible from a car. Sometimes you have to walk back a ways for your reward. Try to forget that that's always the way people get eaten by giant creatures in Hollywood movies.

Giant spider.

Giant Spider Sculpture

This twenty-three foot high giant spider, named Arachnophilla, is located at the Mueller Southwest Greenway in the Mueller development at the old airport. The sculptor is Dixie Friend Gay, an artist from Houston.

[Julie Dean, 11/20/2009]

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