Haw River, North Carolina: Metal Family with Old Tractor

A colorful family made of old tanks and pipes are gradually massing near an old steam tractor/thresher, overlooking a busy highway.

Address:
Haw River Bypass, Haw River, NC
Directions:
On the south side of US Hwy 70/Haw River Bypass, just east of the bridge across the Haw River, or about a mile west of its stoplight intersection with Hwy 49. There's a shoulder where you can pull off just to the east of the statues, on the south side of the highway -- but it's a busy highway. It may not be safe to stop.
Admission:
Free
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Metal Family

There have been recent additions to the display, including a metal-sculpted hot air balloon in the shape of an elephant's head, with people holding its ropes down. Is the Metal Family going on an aerial adventure?

[Lisa Conner, 07/23/2017]

Scrap metal family.

Huge Metal Family with Tractor

This started with the tractor. Then, the man was there. Then, he got a companion in a kind of Mrs. Claus outfit. Now, there are two children in University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University outfits, and a baby in her arms (The baby is thus far unaffiliated). This is a drive-by; there is not good place to stop nearby.

[Kitty Cunningham, 11/06/2014]

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