East Bethany, New York: Big Metal Dragon

Built of steel and copper over a period of a dozen years by Tom Stringham. Stands outside the rural workshop of a company that makes sculpture design prototypes.

Emerald Models

10187 Transit Rd, East Bethany, NY
Emerald Models. From Hwy 63/Ellicott Street Rd, drive north one mile from US Hwy 20, then turn right onto Transit Rd and drive a half-mile. You'll see the dragon on the right.
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Chopped school bus.

Big Metal Dragon

The dragon is cool to see. Intricate detail. Across the way is a funny front part of a school bus. Two-for-one stop!

[Alex, 04/07/2015]


Big Metal Dragon

The dragon is definitely more intimidating from the side view than head-on.

[Jen Marceaux, 02/02/2015]


Big Metal Dragon

A worker out front saw us taking pictures from a distance and called us over so we could get close-ups. He said that the artist is working on adding a tail. He had no idea the dragon was "on the internet." A very helpful guy!

[Donna, 09/28/2014]


Big Metal Dragon

Head tilted forward with webbed metal wings, the dragon reminded me of Disney's Sleeping Beauty as Prince Phillip fights Maleficent in dragon form. It is right down the road from the Rolling Hills Asylum (I was not in time for a tour), only two miles away. A very quick stop and photo opportunity.

[Chris Harmon, 08/13/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Rolling Hills Asylum ToursRolling Hills Asylum Tours, East Bethany, NY - 4 mi.
Jell-O MuseumJell-O Museum, Le Roy, NY - 6 mi.
Giant Knight Of ArmorGiant Knight Of Armor, Batavia, NY - 6 mi.
In the region:
Sixty Canoes Piled on a Pole, Buffalo, NY - 41 mi.

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