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North Mankato, Minnesota: 10-Foot-Tall Steel Godzilla

Created by artist Dale Lewis from hundreds of pieces of stainless steel. Originally a temporary artwork, the town voted to make him a permanent resident in 2016. Unofficial name: "Kato-Zilla."

Belgrade Ave., North Mankato, MN
On the south side of Belgrade Ave., just west of the bridge over the Minnesota River and US-169.
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10-Foot-Tall Steel Godzilla

Godzilla has been moved to the other side of Belgrade Avenue. Also, there is a walking art tour worth spending some time looking at.

[Jen, 10/15/2019]


Large Metal Godzilla

He's fun, exciting, and even has a belly button. Someone spent hours welding together this large metal Godzilla.

[Rebecca Keeler, 07/09/2016]

The 500-pound, 10-foot-tall steel Godzilla, by artist Dale Lewis, arrived in 2015 as part of a temporary art installation -- but the town liked him so much that it voted to keep him permanently. He stands at the entrance to North Mankato, where many see him protecting the town from being incorporated into Mankato. His unofficial name is "Kato-Zilla."

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