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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts: Tommy the Elephant

Vintage highway folk art pachyderm named for his creator, with a hidden message in his upraised trunk.

Address:
485 Main St., West Yarmouth, MA
Directions:
On the south side of Hwy 28/Main St. at its intersection with Pierce St.
Admission:
Free
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Tommy the Elephant

Tommy the Elephant is still there in the parking lot, but the India Fashion Tie-Dye store seems to be closed now.

[Ty, 08/23/2023]

Tommy the Elephant

On Cape Cod, Tommy stands tall, next to a giant tie dye t-shirt. He is quite stately as he greets shoppers to the store.

[Jane, Sandy, Jim, and Earl, 05/12/2017]

Tommy is named for Tommy "TJ" Neil, who built the 5,000 pound pachyderm out of concrete and steel in 1979. Tommy's upraised trunk mimics the hooked shape of Cape Cod.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Whydah Pirate MuseumWhydah Pirate Museum, West Yarmouth, MA - < 1 mi.
Martin the BearMartin the Bear, South Yarmouth, MA - 1 mi.
JFK Summer Fun Museum and Barefoot StatueJFK Summer Fun Museum and Barefoot Statue, Hyannis, MA - 2 mi.
In the region:
Sacco and Vanzetti Murder Memorial, Braintree, MA - 55 mi.

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