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Good Thunder, Minnesota: Lillo's Metal Art: Eiffel Tower, Firing Rifle, Jesse James

Arnie Lillo fills his yard with metal cutout art, including a Jesse James "theme park," an Eiffel Tower replica, and the "World's Largest Firing Rifle."

56632 177th Lane, Good Thunder, MN
From Mankato drive south on Stoltzman Rd/CR 16 for 8.5 miles. Pass CR 35, then take the next right onto 177th Lane, a gravel road. Drive a quarter-mile to the Eiffel Tower on the right.
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Eiffel Tower replica.

45-Foot-Tall Eiffel Tower

There are a lot of sculptures there. It has a Jesse James themed area. It looks like you might be able to walk around but it is also right outside of someone's home so we chose not to.

[Brittany, 03/27/2016]

The 45-ft. tall Eiffel Tower replica was built by Arnie Lillo in his front yard in 2015. It's a tribute to his wife Janice, whose grandparents came from France.

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