Utah August 27, 2019
Visit The License Plate Pole In Utah To See A Quirky 81-Foot-Tall Tower Covered In License Plates
Utah has some pretty quirky attractions. There’s
Gilgal Gardens, with its Joseph Smith sphinx, Hole ‘N The Rock, a 5,000-square-foot-home turned into a museum, and the grave of Lilly E. Gray, which is marked as “Victim of the Beast,” to name a few.
There’s another quirky spot down in southern Utah that draws people from all over the country. Have you seen the license plate pole?
It's not every day that you see an 80-foot-tall pole covered in license plates, but that's exactly what you'll find if you go for a drive down Dam Road in Washington, Utah.
Local resident Kimball Gardner started with a much smaller pole. It got a lot of attention, with people stopping by to see it, so he decided to build a bigger one. 80 feet seemed like it would be tall enough.
Mr. Gardner was surprised at how quickly he filled up the 80-foot-tall pole. People began dropping by to donate license plates, and soon he had plates from all 50 states.
With the addition of larger signs that can also be covered with license plates, the pole continues to grow.
There's a large collection basket at the bottom of the pole, so you can bring your old license plate and donate it for future projects. Who knows what kind of license plate project could be in the future?
To find the license plate pole, visit Washington, Utah, which is just 4.7 miles northeast of St. George. Head to Washington Dam Road, and drive until you see it.
If you visit, please remember that you're on private property. Be respectful, so that the owner will continue to allow people to enjoy his quirky, cool creation.
Have you contributed your old license plate to this tower?