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Kokomo, Indiana: KokoMantis, 17-Foot-Tall Bug

Scrap art insect, the KokoMantis, is 22 ft. long and 17 ft. tall. Created by Scott Pitcher.

Washington St., Kokomo, IN
NE Corner of Washington St. and Sycamore St.
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KokoMantis, 17-Foot-Tall Bug

KokoMantis is in a super clean and safe area.

[Veronicajune Photography, 06/12/2021]

KokoMantis, 17-Foot-Tall Bug.

KokoMantis, 17-Foot-Tall Bug

The praying mantis is still there. Easy to find.

[Rose Howe, 10/02/2020]


KokoMantis, 17-Foot-Tall Bug

Cool find! Has a sign that says "Please do not climb me, I'm ticklish." Waited for two kids to stop climbing it so we could take a pic.

[Derek, 06/08/2017]


KokoMantis, 17-Foot-Tall Bug

KokoMantis is located right on the corner of an intersection in the parking lot of a Subway. Easy-to-find and worth a few photos!

[Bill, 06/28/2016]

Praying Mantis.

KokoMantis - Praying Mantis Statue

This is located on the corner of Washington St. and Sycamore St. downtown Kokomo. The praying mantis stands 17 ft. tall and 22 ft. long from nose to tail. Her artwork is constructed from repurposed metal. Her torso and wings are made of WW II fuel pontoons, and her legs are made from stop light arms.

Developer was Scott Pitcher. It took him a total of 220 hours to erect this work of art.

[Charles Lewis, 11/16/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Story Book Express - Fairytale Convenience StoreStory Book Express - Fairytale Convenience Store, Kokomo, IN - < 1 mi.
Willie the WhaleWillie the Whale, Kokomo, IN - < 1 mi.
World's Largest Sycamore StumpWorld's Largest Sycamore Stump, Kokomo, IN - 1 mi.
In the region:
Big Bull Statue #1, Logansport, IN - 23 mi.

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