Dog Bark Park is home to Toby and Sweet Willy, the World’s Two Biggest Beagles. Toby, a 12-foot-tall beagle statue, was built by Dog Bark Park artists Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin.
Sweet Willy, officially known as Dog Bark Park Inn, is one of America’s latest additions to the type of roadside architecture popular in the early days of automobile vacation travel when travelers would often buy gas, eat meals or stay overnight in a building that looked like something else. Remember coffee pot or teacup gas stations, milk bottle shaped restaurants or the shoe and duck houses? For today’s travelers Dog Bark Park Inn offers a glimpse into those bygone days.
Come Experience the Dog!
Hours of operation: *Open daily year-round on an unpredictable schedule now that in 2024 we are partially retired.
With the two big dogs signaling your arrival to Dog Bark Park, visitors may walk the grounds, browse the gift shop and artists’ studio featuring the whimsical chainsaw artwork of husband/wife artists Dennis and Frances. Canine carvings are a specialty although visitors are apt to find fish, feline, bear, moose and Lewis & Clark themed carvings as well.
At Dog Bark Park we enjoy sharing dog, travel and life stories as well as assisting visitors in planning their vacations.
*Since we are truly a mom & pop operation (yes, it’s just the two of us oldsters!) sometimes we’re away from the studio. Therefore, please contact us in advance to reduce the chance we’ll not miss your visit.
For more about Dog Bark Park, order our souvenir book, Sweet Willy – a Noble & Absurd Undertaking. It can be found on the Souvenirs box by clicking on our top bar Gift Shop tab. We’re excited about our new and expanded edition to be published in March 2024.