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Bentonville, Arkansas: Creepy Giant Art Spider

A 30-foot-high gristly black spider screams "art!" to those who claim to know such things. It's easy to cower beneath it and look terrified for novelty snapshots.

Compton Gardens and Arboretum

312 N. Main St., Bentonville, AR
Compton Gardens and Arboretum. East side of N. Main St., just north of its intersection with NE 3rd St.
M-F 8-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Spider in Compton Botanical Gardens

It's a massive bronze spider located in the middle of the botanical gardens. It's 30 feet tall.

[Sonia, 04/27/2022]

One of several similarly creepy giant spiders sculpted by the late Louise Bourgeois, all black, withered, wrinkly, and carrying a sac of marble eggs. Louise titled all of them Maman ("Mommy"). Because of their notoriety, people called Louise "Spiderwoman," although perhaps not to her face.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Birthplace of WalmartBirthplace of Walmart, Bentonville, AR - < 1 mi.
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Museum of Native American HistoryMuseum of Native American History, Bentonville, AR - 1 mi.
In the region:
Memorial to Victim of Bonnie and Clyde, Alma, AR - 62 mi.

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