My wife and I are on a mission to visit all the oversized local landmarks throughout Minnesota. This blog chronicles those visits and covers other related topics.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

World's Largest Dragonfly

June 29th, 2008 - Ottertail, MN

World's Largest Dragonfly

After tracking down Our Lady Of The Hills, we headed north to the town of Ottertail. Ottertail is a small town of about 450 people on Otter Tail Lake in Otter Tail Township in Otter Tail County. Ottertail is where the World's Largest Dragonfly calls home. This is why the World's Largest Mosquito is not in Ottertail, but rather 180 miles away in Effie.

The Dragonfly sits at a plant store right along highway 78 and lends a hand (or a wing or 4) by holding some hanging plants. The Dragonfly was built on a frame with wheels and a hitch, making it very portable. It has been known to moonlight as a parade float.

World's Largest Dragonfly

Tip: Befriend the Dragonfly, it may help protect you from the mosquitoes, which would be good because you may mistake the mosquitoes for small birds.


Bluebird said...

I can tell that the dragonfly is fake.

Josh said...

It's not an actual dragonfly. This giant dragonfly sculpture/contraption certainly does exist though.

ryssgarden said...

I hope you stopped in Vining, home of giant metal sculptures of a foot, coffee cup and astronaut.