In the small town of Leicester, Vermont, the gorilla statue on Route 7 is hard to miss. The 19-foot concrete gorilla, known as “Queen Connie,” stands in front of Pioneer Auto Sales proudly holding up an old VW Beetle.
The statue was crafted in the 1980s by sculptor T.J. Neil, who wanted to build something that would really help the auto business get noticed. Looks like the plan worked. The statue is one of the most photographed roadside attractions in Vermont.