Mark Cline King Kong Gorilla in Natural Bridge, Virginia

For many years a giant King Kong Gorilla crushing a yellow airplane in his hands stood in front of the Pink Cadillac Diner in Natural Bridge, Virginia.

The Virginia roadside attraction (seen here in 2010) stood at 14-feet tall and was the work of local artist Mark Cline, who specializes in bizarre fiberglass creations at Enchanted Castle Studios. He is also the creator of Foamhenge and various muffler men reproductions among other strange roadside oddities.

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The giant fiberglass gorilla was removed from this location around 2012 and spent some time moving between Roanoke and Enchanted Castle Studios. Today it can be found at another Mark Cline hotspot: Dinosaur Kingdom II.

King Kong Gorilla in Natural Bridge, Virginia

King Kong Gorilla

Former address: Pink Cadillac Diner, 4347 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA
Current Address: Dinosaur Kingdom II, 5781 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA


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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.