Port Orchard, Washington: Fake Barnyard of Gaudy Animals

A fake "folk art" display concocted by the owner of a mattress store to attract eyeballs to his business. Colorful and cheesy. Works for us.

Mattress Ranch

Address:
3650 State Hwy 16 SW, Port Orchard, WA
Directions:
On the north side of Hwy 16 about a half-mile east of its junction with Hwy 3.
Admission:
Free
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Fiberglass and cutouts.

Mattress Ranch

Mattress Ranch operates a chain of stores in Washington and Alaska. The Port Orchard store has an entire "barnyard" of colorfully painted [non-living] cows, bulls, sheep, and other farm animals. This is a "folk art" display (to circumvent city codes). There are 20-some odd animals painted like zebras, etc., in a variety of folkish colors. The owners seem to delight in the visitors and the publicity.

[Sumoflam, 08/11/2015]

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