Nestled in the quaint town of North Freedom, Wisconsin lies a scrap metal monstrosity that will transport you to the future (or at least make you feel like it). Dr. Evermor's Forevertron, created by the eccentric inventor and artist Tom Every, is a towering sculpture made entirely out of junkyard scraps. Standing at a whopping 50 feet tall and weighing in at 300 tons, it's no wonder the Forevertron holds the title of the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world.

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Every spent over two decades collecting metal from industrial sites and junkyards to construct the Forevertron. The result is a visually stunning and intricately designed work of art featuring scraps like old farm machinery, car parts, and even a train car. Its design includes futuristic elements like a rocket ship and control panel, as well as ornate details and metalwork.

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But the Forevertron isn't just a pretty face. Every had a deeper message in mind when creating the sculpture – to reduce waste and promote recycling. And what better way to do that than by turning junk into a masterpiece?

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Tourists can take a self-guided tour of the Forevertron, marveling at its impressive size and intricate details while learning about its creation. The Forevertron is located on the grounds of Evermor's Sculpture Park, where you can find a collection of other metal sculptures crafted by Dr. Evermor, according to the attraction's website.

The sculpture incorporates two Thomas Edison dynamos from the 1880s, lightning rods, high-voltage components from 1920s power plants, scrap from the nearby Badger Army Ammunition Plant, and the decontamination chamber from the Apollo 11 spacecraft.

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The Forevertron has gained international fame, appearing in media outlets such as the BBC and National Geographic. And let's not forget its recognition by the Guinness World Records as the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world.

So, if you're in the Wisconsin area and need a break from the mundane, pay a visit to the Forevertron. It's not every day you get to see a giant scrap metal sculpture and potentially time travel. Plus, you'll be supporting the environment by reducing waste and promoting recycling. It's a win-win situation.

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