It seems that most times I pass through Tailem Bend that I am on a tight time-frame. I've never had the time to head off the highway and explore this once important railway town.
I recently had the opportunity to stop and explore Tailem Bend on a shorter day trip. I stopped for a while at the Tailem Bend railway station precinct and spotted a display that spoke of a local pride in workmanship and the unique animals of the Coorong and Mallee regions.
Opened in November 2017, the Tailem Bend Lions Club has created a unique display consisting of more than 40 tin animals along with murals and other props. It's a great round-up of the different fauna and flora, along with other historical features, found in the region.
The display is numbered and information flyers are provided just inside the mesh so you can identify and read more in great detail about the animals.
The Uneek Animals display is next to the old railway station with plenty of parking (for RV's too), toilet facilities and a playground and a park nearby. It's on the main street so there are a few places to grab a coffee and a bite to eat.
It might be an idea to make Tailem Bend a place to stop and rest next time you're on the highway to or from Adelaide. There's more to this little town than is evident from the main road, check out this great article for more things to see and do in Tailem Bend.