Phelps, New York: Giraffe Statue

A life-size giraffe stood on a Waterloo home lawn, flanked by classical columns. In June 2022 the giraffe was sold and moved to Phelps, NY.

Yorkshire Inn

Rt. 96, Phelps, NY
South side of Rt. 96, east of Phelps.
July 2022: Installation TBD Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Two-Story OuthouseTwo-Story Outhouse, Phelps, NY - 1 mi.
Scythe TreeScythe Tree, Waterloo, NY - 7 mi.
Mike Weaver Drain Tile MuseumMike Weaver Drain Tile Museum, Geneva, NY - 8 mi.
In the region:
Valentown Hall: Odd Building, Victor, NY - 21 mi.

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