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Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lizard Lounge (In Transition)

A large, green, spotted lizard with a satisfied expression sticks out of both ends of a roadside shack. Smashed by a car in April 2024; the community hopes to repair it.

17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN
North side of the city, on the north side of 17th Ave. NE, at its far western end, where it intersects with California St. NE.
Smashed by a car in April 2024.
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Lizard Lounge

The lizard is located at East Side Neighborhood Services, a community center with an alternative high school and a day care. When the lizard was brought to campus, the day care students voted to name her Lizzy. Lizzy used to be a concession stand at Franconia Sculpture Gardens. She is beloved by all the children and watches over them and the community garden nearby. If you stop, drive down the road and get amazing beer at Dangerous Man and the best fish and chips in the city at Anchor, just a few blocks away.

[A. Allen, 02/12/2022]

Lizard Lounge.

Lizard Lounge

A relatively recent addition to the Northeast Minneapolis sculpture scene is the Lizard Lounge by Mary Johnson, who also created the popular Max Rabitat sculpture nearby. Don't climb on the sculpture, but it's relatively easy to spot with nearby parking and definitely worth a visit for a fun photo opportunity.

[Bryan Thao Worra, 07/08/2021]

The lounge shack was built along with the lizard. According to the sculptor, "The materials are all genuine to what a 1950s roadside attraction would have been made with."

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