Animals in Nature, With a Twist

Variations on a Theme: Fiberglass Zoo

Fiberglass animal molds in mold yard, FAST (Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & Trademarks), Sparta, Wisconsin. The molds were used for roadside attractions, advertising, displays, playground and pool equipment, etc.

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Backroads America: Roadside Attraction Graveyard

Where do all the molds for roadside attractions and other fiberglass art go? If it was manufactured by FAST (Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & Trademarks) look no further than their mold yard in Sparta, Wisconsin.

In business for over 30 years, FAST began producing roadside attractions. It now makes water slides, fountains, sculptures, and many of the fiberglass animals on parade in cities.

FAST allows guests to wander through the mold yard at their own risk. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area. The weather and nature have not been kind to the molds but that adds to their appeal.

Overstock item are displayed along the road. Priced are listed on FAST’s website. Santa goes for $11,193.

Products can be seen in Sparta.

Backroads America: Nevis, Minnesota

65 Foot Tiger Muskie Statue

The king of fish in some Minnesota lakes. Legally, only muskies over 54 inches or longer can be kept. Anything smaller has to be released. The muskellunge, its proper name, is the top predator in Minnesota lakes. It is illusive and a fighter when caught. It is native to many Minnesota lakes though it is also stocked in other lakes because of its popularity with anglers.

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