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Randolph, Vermont: Whales Tails 2

The original site of the Whales Tails (now in Burlington) was given a new, slightly different set in July 2019. They rise 22 feet out of the ground.

VT-66, Randolph, VT
I-89 exit 4. Turn west onto VT-66. Drive about a hundred yards. You'll see the Tails' parking lot on the left, across from the McDonald's.
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Whales Tails 2

In the 1990s the Whales Tails, now located near I-89 in South Burlington, were actually here. Come the 2000s they had to go; South Burlington purchased them and moved them to where they are now. Fast forward about 20 years, and the town of Randolph commissioned Jim Sardonis, the original artist (who was my elementary school art teacher), to make a second set. Which is beautiful... but now when someone asks "Have you been to the Whales Tails?" you'll have to answer "Which ones?"

[Tyler Salls, 08/07/2019]

The first set of Tails, titled "Reverence," had to be moved because the land was bought by a property developer. Local organizations worked to keep the site undeveloped, and the new Tails, titled "Whale Dance," were unveiled July 19, 2019.

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