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

Address:
5908 Calderwood Hwy, Tallassee, TN
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Summers only. (Call to verify)
Phone:
865-856-5942
RA Rates:
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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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In the region:
Hatfield-McCoy Dinner Show, Pigeon Forge, TN - 33 mi.

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