Barre, Vermont: Largest Zipper in America

Built of blocks of native granite, the zipper extends along the ground for 74 feet down a narrow alley. Artist Chris Miller named it "Unzipping the Earth," and has planted perennials in the undulating opening between the two sets of granite teeth.

Address:
203 N. Main St., Barre, VT
Directions:
Downtown. On the north side of US Hwy 302/Main St., across the street from the intersection of Depot Square St., the hardware store, and the Quarry restaurant. The zipper runs along the ground down a narrow alley between buildings at 219 and 201 Main St.
Admission:
Free
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Largest Zipper in America

The chair is right beside the zipper. The zipper is great.

[Barbara, 09/24/2020]

Largest Zipper in America

Largest Zipper in America

The zipper is completely made of granite.

[Nixon, 08/26/2014]

Titled "Unzipping the Earth," the novel public planting bed was made from Barre gray granite by artist Chris Miller as a 2013 sculptural commission. It's 74-ft. long and a little less than six feet wide.


Nearby Offbeat Places

The Whispering StatueThe Whispering Statue, Barre, VT - < 1 mi.
Granite Sculptures of Hope CemeteryGranite Sculptures of Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT - < 1 mi.
Rock of Ages Granite Quarry: ToursRock of Ages Granite Quarry: Tours, Graniteville, VT - 3 mi.
In the region:
Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, VT - 35 mi.

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