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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The Metal Dragon is a must see if you are a geocacher.

[Steve Cutright, 07/06/2019]

It's certainly weird enough to admire and to take a geocacher's focus off the hidden cache for a second!


Big Metal Dragon

There is also a horse sculpture on the opposite side of the building from where the dragon is located.

[Jim, 04/11/2019]

A dragon snack.

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]

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