Fort Payne, Alabama: Junk Creatures of Mike Goggans - Lirpa Anad Nitsud Team Field Report

DeSoto Pkwy, Fort Payne, AL
From downtown Fort Payne (US Hwy 11) turn east at the stoplight onto Hwy 35/5th Ave. SE. Follow it up the mountain for 2.5 miles. At the blinker light, turn left (north) onto Hwy 89/DeSoto Pkwy. Drive 2.5 miles. You'll come to a blinker light with a Shell station on the right. You'll see the shiny robot on the left. Junkosaurus is behind it, hidden behind a tree.
By appt. to be let into the gated yard. (Call to verify)
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Junk Creatures of Mike Goggans.

Junk Creatures of Mike Goggans - Lirpa Anad Nitsud
Folk artist Mike Goggans has a shiny silver robot named Lirpa Anad Nitsud out by the road. More sculptures are hidden behind some trees, including the towering Junkosaurus. Report... [07/12/2015]

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Junk Creatures of Mike Goggans - Lirpa Anad Nitsud

This place is for sale. Not sure if it will remain the same once sold.

[Bob Merrill, 05/12/2019]

Junkosarus Wrecks.

Junkosaurus Wrecks

While traveling through Fort Payne, I was thrilled to see this amazing artist's creation known as Junkosaurus Wrecks. It was a cool addition to my day. I would say drop by and check it out when in the area.

[Buffett2010, 08/30/2018]

Junkosaurus is the largest of many junk art creatures built by Mike Goggans. It took him ten years, because he otherwise has a normal desk job.

Scrap ostrich.

Lirpa Anad Nitsud

Lirpa Anad Nitsud is a great robot made from car parts in front of an event hall. Looking farther, I saw that the back yard was full of other creatures, well fenced in, so I was disappointed that I could not get a closer look. What I could see were other well-made fantastical creatures, such as a T-Rex and an ostrich.

[Queen Becky, 12/29/2017]

If travelers call ahead before they visit, someone can usually stop by and let them in so that they can explore the large sculptures in the back yard.

Scrap metal dinosaur.

Junk Creatures of Mike Goggans: Lirpa Anad Nitsud

I have seen many junk sculptures, but this place is by far the best. We stopped to get gas at a station across the street, and my wife noticed Lirpa standing there. We pulled over in front of Mike's place and noticed the T-Wrecks in the back yard. No one was around. We had a flying camera so we flew around for a few minutes and caught some pretty good shots of this one-of-a-kind sculpture.

[T.T. Massey, 08/06/2017]

You have to call ahead to gain entry to Junkosaurus Wrecks' back yard, but it's worth it.

Nearby Offbeat Places

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Tomb of the Known Soldier, Rome, GA - 31 mi.

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