Mountain Home, Idaho: Mural of Thousands of Pennies (Gone)

Artist Randy Miller glued countless thousands of pennies onto an outdoor wall to honor his home town.

On the outdoor alley wall of Kurly's Sports Bar and Grill. Downtown, on the north side of E. Jackson St. between N. Main and N. 2nd E. Sts.
June 2019: Reported gone.

Visitor Tips and News About Mural of Thousands of Pennies

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Penny Wall

I visited on June 30, 2019. A man was scraping all the pennies off. The town is planning a new mural for that section of wall.

[Linda Schuknecht, 07/03/2019]

Penny wall.

Mural of Thousands of Pennies

This is a fun way to leave your "mark" in a town, legally and without hurting a tree! I raided our change jar and brought some craft glue (Lots of people use gum and that seems to work pretty good, too). It takes a few tries to figure out just the right amount of glue; too much and it slides down and off the wall, too little and it won't stick. Put the glue on the coin, not the wall (that doesn't work).

It takes some time but hang in there, it was really fun!

[Tasha B., 06/03/2016]

Penny mural.

Mural of Thousands of Pennies

Wall is still there, missing a few pennies, but several new wishes are showing on the wall below the original picture. Worth going out of way to view.

[L Peterson, 09/22/2013]

Penny Wall.

Penny Wall

A very cool installation by Mountain Home artist Randy Miller on the alley wall of Kurly's Sports Bar and Grill. Kurly's is a good spot to stop for lunch or dinner.

[W Ferree, 08/24/2013]

According to local news sources, Miller spent over two years planning and painstakingly gluing over 430 pounds of spare change -- mostly pennies -- to create a 300-square-foot mural. He finished on September 15, 2012. A "Wishing Wall" beneath the mural encourages visitors to affix their own pennies. Miller won't say how many pennies he used, but encourages school kids to figure it out.

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