Wheeling, West Virginia: Metal Elephant

Made of melted-down restaurant equipment, "Bobo" pays tribute to a 1954 visit by an elephant-packed circus to Wheeling.
11th St., Wheeling, WV
Downtown, at the corner of 11th and Main Sts, a block away from the Capitol Music Hall.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Metal Elephant

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.


Metal Elephant

There is a life-size elephant sculpture in downtown Wheeling.

[Justin, 11/07/2015]

The 800-pound pachyderm, named "Bobo," is made of recycled restaurant equipment. It's a tribute to the time that a line of circus elephants was marched across the Wheeling Suspension Bridge in 1954.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Wheeling Island Flood Memorial WallWheeling Island Flood Memorial Wall, Wheeling, WV - < 1 mi.
Pope John Paul II Outside a RestaurantPope John Paul II Outside a Restaurant, Wheeling, WV - < 1 mi.
Soldier Covering His EarsSoldier Covering His Ears, Bridgeport, OH - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Death Mask of Pretty Boy Floyd, Hanoverton, OH - 49 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

October 26, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

West Virginia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Martian Landing Site Monument, Grovers Mill, New Jersey (Oct 26-Nov 1, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now