Skip to Main Content

Fort Worth, Texas: Lone Star Iguana Team Field Report

S. University Drive, Fort Worth, TX
Although the iguana stands atop a building in the Fort Worth Zoo, the best place to see it is outside Zoo property. I-30 exit 12A. Drive south on University Drive for three-quarters of a mile. After you cross the bridge, turn left at the next stoplight onto Colonial Pkwy. You'll immediately see a parking lot on the right, and the iguana is atop the building right behind it.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Lone Star Iguana

Lone Star Iguana

Built by a Texan, the big green lizard formerly spent years atop a restaurant in decadent Manhattan. Report... [06/12/2010]
Fort Worth, Texas - Iggy Finally Basks In The Texas Sun
Iggy: 40-Foot-Long Iguana: In 1978, Bob "Daddy-O" Wade from Austin, Texas, built a 40-foot-long iguana in New York City. For over a decade it sat atop the roof of the Lone Star Cafe at 5th Ave. and 13th St., while Daddy-O went on to build the World's Largest Cowboy Boots. [06/12/2010] Complete Story...

Visitor Tips and News About Lone Star Iguana

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Lone Star Iguana

Lone Star Iguana Iguana was in Halloween costume witch hat.

[Betty, 11/01/2022]

Iguana with Covid-19 mask.

Lone Star Iguana

We had to mask up and social distance to see this fellow in May 2020, so as not to catch Covid-19.

[Olivia L., 08/29/2020]

Festive Fourth of July Iguana.

Iggy: 40-Foot-Long Iguana

Iggy, the giant iguana atop one of buildings at the Fort Worth Zoo, got a makeover for the Fourth of July. I'll keep an eye out for his other holiday makeovers.

[Todd Camp, 07/07/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pig Drain CoverPig Drain Cover, Fort Worth, TX - < 1 mi.
Oscar Monnig's MeteoritesOscar Monnig's Meteorites, Fort Worth, TX - < 1 mi.
SuperFrogSuperFrog, Fort Worth, TX - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Large Belt and Spurs, Fort Worth, TX - 5 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings