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Newton, Iowa: Big Aluminum Bugs

Several custom-made supersized aluminum insects stand on the front lawn of an otherwise normal-looking house.

Address:
1705 N. 23rd Ave. W., Newton, IA
Directions:
Northwest of town. I-80 exit 164. Drive north on IA-14/US-6 for three miles. Turn left onto N. 23rd Ave. W. Drive three-quarters of a mile. The insects will be on the right, on the lawn of a house. Private property; visible from the street.
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Big Aluminum Bug.

Big Aluminum Bugs

If you walk up the driveway there's a huge praying mantis and other yard art in the back yard.

[Fritz Crawford, 07/23/2023]

The bugs are on the home's private property, so we don't recommend walking into the property (unless the property owner invites you to do so).

Metal grasshopper.

Giant Insects

Legend has it that in 1913 a colony of alien insects invaded Jasper County. The three here were trapped and preserved in aluminum before they could escape.

[Matthew Cook, 11/30/2020]

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