Tag: Big Thing

Posted in New Jersey

Mighty Joe

Anyone driving on Route 206 in Shamong has surely seen the gorilla in the parking lot of Mighty Joe’s, a gas station and convenience store. … read more Mighty Joe

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South of the Border

Photos from June 2011 For a few years during my childhood, my family would drive down to Florida every February, and my brother and I… read more South of the Border

Posted in Pennsylvania

The Shoe House

In 1948, Colonel Mahlon M. Haines, the owner of several shoe stores in PA & MD, decided to implement what is likely the ultimate advertising… read more The Shoe House

Posted in Pennsylvania

Route 309 Cow

It seems for as long as anyone can remember, this giant cow has been standing along Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre Township.  It stands guard in… read more Route 309 Cow

Posted in Pennsylvania

Giant Coffee Mug of Wilkes-Barre

I’m not really sure how many times I’ve driven by this without giving it too much thought.  Recently I heard this building was to be… read more Giant Coffee Mug of Wilkes-Barre

Posted in New England

Freeport’s Big Indian

Normally, I don’t bother with big roadside things. Coming from South Jersey, I’ve seen plenty of them and never saw the big deal. I mean,… read more Freeport’s Big Indian

Posted in New England


How do you make a map store fun? With the world’s largest globe (Guinness world record holder since ’99), that’s how. Added bonus – it… read more Eartha

Posted in New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Most people look at you funny if you tell them there’s a 6 story elephant near Atlantic City. Lucy was built in 1881 to attract… read more Lucy the Elephant