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.

Stitches on the Dragon

5908 Calderwood Hwy, Tallassee, TN
Stands next to Stitches 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.
Summers only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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 opp! [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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