Afton’s Elk Horn Arch Named Wyoming’s Weirdest Roadside Attraction

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

National food, entertainment and travel site Thrillist declared Afton’s Elk Horn Arch as Wyoming’s weirdest roadside attraction in a recent article.

The website hailed the arch, made from the antlers of more than 3,000 elk, which stretches across four lanes of road and weighs 15 tons (30,000 pounds).

“The little hamlet south of Jackson has a hell of a unique centerpiece,” the article said. “That’s enough antlers to decorate every hunting lodge in Wyoming and still have leftovers to decorate dozens of hip ‘New American’ restaurants in bigger cities.”

The website chose the “true gems” of roadside attractions, noting most of them are off of main roads.

“Point your compass in their direction, and your road trip automatically becomes more interesting,” the article said. “Or at least your camera roll will.”

Other spots noted on the list included Hole N” The Rock in Moab, Utah, Lucy the Elephant in Margate City, New Jersey, and “basically everything” in Roswell, New Mexico.

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