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Bedford, Virginia: Wayward Rhino Mom and Baby

Why are they here? A custom-made life-size rhino mom and baby stand next to a highway. Built by Foamhenge creator Mark Cline.

1608 W. Lynchburg Salem Tpke, Bedford, VA
About two miles west of downtown, on the south side of US 221/460, at its intersection with Hwy 680/Wheatland Rd.
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Wayward Rhino Mom and Baby

Nancy and Danny Johnson wanted a large attraction for their store in the late 1970s so they bought a rhinoceros statue. A year later a car wreck wiped it out, so they got Mark Cline to build them another one -- and when Mark returned it, it came with a baby!

[Danny Johnson, 03/29/2024]

Mark Cline, a good-hearted fiberglass guru, is now helping to repopulate the U.S. with Muffler Men.

Rhino and baby.

Rhino Mom And Baby

Rhinoceros mother and baby. Cement statues. Photo opportunity!

[Sherry W., 07/04/2015]

We would guess that these life-size statues predate the church that currently occupies the same lot. They were built by Foamhenge creator Mark Cline.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bedford Boys Tribute CenterBedford Boys Tribute Center, Bedford, VA - 2 mi.
National D-Day MemorialNational D-Day Memorial, Bedford, VA - 2 mi.
Giant Apple on a StickGiant Apple on a Stick, Thaxton, VA - 3 mi.
In the region:
Large Frying Pan, Roanoke, VA - 21 mi.

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