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ROUTE 66 - "World's Largest Concrete Gnome"

A cache by The "G" Men (s) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/8/2017
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Roadside stops, strange statues, larger than life items, gimmicky signs, quirky architecture -- popping up along America's roads and highways, often bring drivers to a screeching halt, a quick turn around, or, at the very least, an expletive -- "what in hell was that?"

"World's Largest Concrete Gnome"

In the world of real, living gnomes, gigantism is a fatal defect. You'd get stuck crawling into your tree. You'd be easily spotted and either eaten by some forest carnivore, or captured and probed by some mad scientist.Iowa State University's Reiman Gardens is now home to a 15-foot tall, 3,500-pound garden gnome, created by Andy and Connie Kautza in Wausau, Wisc., which sets the new world record.

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***There is a trail fee. Please pay it; it's cheap for a day of fun and helps maintain this wonderful trail.***

Trail Facts

Length: 26 miles
Surface: smooth, compacted crushed limestone ideal for bicycling
Grade: 1 percent maximum (1 foot rise for 100 feet traveled)
Fee: $2.10 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older, family pass $25.50.
Trail Tickets: Sold by area sports and bicycle stores, businesses adjacent to trail, and self-registration tubes located at the trail parking lots.
Winter Use: Snowmobiling from Dubuque to Dyersville, minimum of 4" of snow required. X-Country skiing from Dubuque to Dyersville.
Interpretive Sites: Major interpretive area overlooks eastern trailhead.
Trail Rules: No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.

Remember to be good ambassadors to nature. We as geocachers have a responsibility to leave it as we found it, so others may revel in nature's glory. Always replace the cache the way you found it, so others may enjoy the find.
For more on geocaching in Iowa, visit the Iowa Geocachers Organization home page
Permission was granted to place this cache by: Brian Preston, Executive Director Dubuque County Conservation Board
For more on Dubuque County Conservation Board, visit the Dubuque County Conservation Board home page


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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 8/29/2017 4:46:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:46 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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