Waterloo, New York: Front Lawn Giraffe

A big, life-size giraffe stands on a neighborhood lawn, flanked by classical columns. It also may be wearing a hat.

Address:
W. Elizabeth St., Waterloo, NY
Directions:
North of downtown, in a residential neighborhood, on the corner of W. Elizabeth and Center Sts. Private property; visible from the street.
Admission:
Free
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Front Lawn Giraffe

The owner came out and greeted us. He said the giraffe took over a month to make 42 years ago, is made out of fiberglass and is 19 feet tall. He also has a life size ram made of of aluminum and a smaller elephant made out of glass on the property.

[Amber, 06/27/2021]

Giraffe and builder.

Front Lawn Giraffe

Met the owner and builder of the giraffe. He was very nice and friendly.

[Kathie, 08/24/2020]

Giraffe statue.

Giraffe Statue

This giraffe statue is on a lawn in the historic town of Waterloo. The town's claim to fame is that the first Memorial Day parade was in this town in 1866.

[Damian Schofield, 06/05/2016]

The 1866 parade in Waterloo, called "Decoration Day" at the time, was the first -- one year after the Civil War ended. There were no reports of a giraffe in the procession wearing a top hat.


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