Tallassee, Tennessee: 21-Foot-Tall Dragon at "The Dragon"

Carved from a single log, 21 feet tall, with attached 23-foot-wide metal wings that wiggle in the wind. Honors "The Dragon," a 13-mile-long stretch of winding road popular with motorcyclists.

Stitchin on the Dragon

Address:
5908 Calderwood Hwy, Tallassee, TN
Directions:
Stands next to Stitchin on the Dragon. On the north side of US Hwy 129/Calderwood Hwy, either 3.5 miles east of Hwy 72 or 3.5 miles west of Foothills Pky.
Hours:
Summers only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
865-856-5942
RA Rates:
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Stitch and pals.

Stitchin On The Dragon

The dragon sculpture is right off of US 129 and can be seen from the road. The Dragon is an 11 mile stretch of US 129 with 318 curves. It ends at the Tennessee border just north of Deals Gap, NC. The proprietor of Stitchin On The Dragon is Lady Blue (that's what she goes by). She'll even take your picture with the dragon, which was carved by James Swatzell. Dragon is named Stitch.

[Sumoflam, 09/05/2020]
21-Foot-Tall Dragon at "The Dragon"

The Dragon is only there in the summer season (while the Harley Davidson store is open).

[Nina, 11/27/2017]

Stitch the Dragon.

21-Foot-Tall Dragon

Good photo op!

[David Cox, 04/20/2013]

The body of "Stitch the Dragon" was carved from a single wood log by artist James Swatzell -- it took him a year. Bert Winfree acquired the 21-ft. tall creature and chained him to his business to serve as a roadside landmark.


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Tail of the DragonTail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, NC - 10 mi.
In the region:
Museum of Appalachia: Perpetual Motion Machine, Clinton, TN - 44 mi.

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