Take a trip to the zoo. The muffler zoo.
The Mad Hatter Muffler Shop sits where N.W. 7th Ave. meets N.W. 101st St.
Drivers passing by on N.W. 7th Ave. can see The Muffler Zoo in full view if they look for the bright blue fence.
The large and grand muffler peacock stands away from The Muffler Zoo, and next to one of the car lifts instead.
This little guy, whatever it’s supposed to be, sits right next to owner Steve Pearl’s toolbox in the workshop.
This muffler fisherman caught a muffler fish! Hard to notice, customers can look up at it from the top of the workshop’s stairs.
A family of muffler pigs smiles at customers from next to the owner’s tools inside the workshop.
Each sculpture can be interpreted to be whatever the viewer wants it to be, said owner Steve Pearl.
Owner Steve Pearl said he hasn’t made new sculptures to add to The Muffler Zoo in years.
In the back of the shop sits this energetic muffler frog, belting out some tunes.
The muffler band of creatures and robots playing instruments, plays frozen in time underneath the stairs, almost hidden inside the shop.
Don’t miss what’s below: this muffler alligators lays under all of the other, taller, muffler sculptures in The Muffler Zoo.
The muffler sculptures get a fresh coat of paint about twice a year, said owner Steve Pearl.
At The Mad Hatter Muffler Shop, each sculpture in The Muffler Zoo was made from only spare muffler pieces and odd parts around the workshop.
Owner Steve Pearl said he used to have help making the muffler sculptures like this one, but it’s just him left at the shop now.
When you first walk into the Mad Hatter Muffler Shop’s office, you’re greeted by this little creature.
It’s tradition for customers to leave hats to put on the walls and ceiling of the Mad Hatter office.
Owner Steve Pearl said, “You can assign names to them, we don’t have names for them – they’re just stuff.”
Articles from years past about the history of the muffler sculptures, hang inside owner Steve Pearl’s office.
The Muffler Zoo sits outside on the edge of the muffler workshop, but there’s more inside.
The Mad Hatter Muffler Shop is located at 10051 N.W. 7th Ave.