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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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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