King Kong Gorilla in Natural Bridge, Virginia

Mark Cline King Kong Gorilla in Natural Bridge, Virginia

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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.

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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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

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