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What do you get when you mix a spider with a beetle? A giant spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle car, of course!

Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle car - a roadside attraction in Avoca, Iowa.

Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle car - a roadside attraction in Avoca, Iowa.

I’m not sure that’s quite what you normally think of when you think VW bug! But, this roadside attraction WORKS!

This giant spider in Avoca, Iowa is made from a Volkswagen beetle sitting on top of eight long, thin, arachnid legs! I saw it this summer on my Labor Day Mount Rushmore road trip and couldn’t believe my eyes!

I guess this isn’t a good site to see if you have arachnophobia OR vehophobia. Just make sure you stay away if you have BOTH! Luckily for me, I love to drive (at least, I love to drive on road trips) and I don’t mind a spider or two (does anyone really love spiders?). So for most of the rest of us, it’s a fun, quick detour, only about a mile and a half south off I-80 in Iowa.

Site: Volkswagen Beetle Spider
Location: 649 S Chestnut St, Avoca, Iowa 51521
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Visible at all hours.
Date: September 1, 2008

 

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Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle car - a roadside attraction in Avoca, Iowa.

Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle car – a roadside attraction in Avoca, Iowa.