Arnie Lillo – Good Thunder, Minnesota - Atlas Obscura

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Arnie Lillo

Good Thunder, Minnesota

This metal shop's yard is filled with cutout art including an Eiffel Tower replica and Noah's Arch.  


The front and back yard of this metal shop is filled with various works of art. 

Some of the choice pieces visitors will find are the “World’s Largest Firing Rifle,” a replica of the Eiffel Tower, flowers, insects, eagles, a functioning locomotive, Noah’s Arch (with audio recordings about the Arch), and even a massive horseshoe archway.

The works vary in size, detail, and scale. Lillo even spent the better part of a year constructing the infamous shootout involving the James-Younger gang at a Northfield bank.

Anyone can stop by to take a tour and it is free. The owner and assistant are always willing to talk about the various pieces around the property.  

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