Rockford, Tennessee: Big Goofy Metal Bird Team Field Report

Frank Bird Blvd, Rockford, TN
On the east (northbound) side of Hwy 33, south of Knoxville, at its intersection with Frank Bird Blvd. Two miles south of Hwy 33's intersection with Hwy 168, or four miles north of its junction with Pellissippi Pkwy.
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Big Goofy Metal Bird
Big Bird was built by Bud Dietrich from an old warehouse crane. Vaguely resembles a supersized Drinking Bird toy, or the alien bird from the Pixar animated film "Up." Report... [08/18/2017]

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Loch Ness Monster of rocks.

Goofy Bird's Sea Monster Pal

Turn on Frank Bird Blvd, where the metal bird is, and you'll see a Loch Ness monster made of rocks about 100 yards away.

[Kimberly, 10/26/2020]
Big Goofy Metal Bird

The bird once perched atop a hill that's now been leveled. It has been moved to street level and fenced, with solar panels added so that it's now lighted at night. My kids love this bird. Sometime we drive over just to see it.

[Kristi -- Knoxville, TN, 08/17/2017]

Big bird.

Big Goofy Bird with Hubcap Eyes

The bird is worth the little jaunt up a hill. The locals we encountered weren't terribly friendly, but it's still a neat place to go.

[Kristie, 05/11/2014]

Giant bird sculpture.

Giant Metal Rooster

On Highway 33 between Maryville and Knoxville, Tennessee. On the side of the road. Up a hill by a field. Large enough to have hubcaps for eyes!

[Arrah Ford, 06/06/2013]

Just a guess here, but this may have something to do with "Frank Bird Blvd" just up the road, which is the address of a big metal fabrication business.

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