7 of the Biggest Non-Living People and Animals in South Jersey
Here in South Jersey, we like `em big! (That's what she said...)
We're talking about statues and roadside oddities.
You've seen them - and so have everyone else.
Let's get started.
1. Lucy the Elephant. Our favorite elephant lives in Margate and is six stories high. You can visit her, climb inside her, and on occasion - if you're lucky - spend the night inside her! Everything Lucy can be found right here.
2. Mr. Bill. He's got that goofy look on his face as he looks up Route 73 in Winslow Township. According to Roadside America, Mr. Bill is 22 feet tall, beckoning anyone who drives by to stop in for a burger. ( I never have, have you?) We did notice that Mr. Bill is politically correct, and is wearing a mask these days. (NOTE: Google Maps has blurred out Bill's face to apparently protect his identity and privacy....)
3. Mighty Joe the Gorilla. He's got that big sign with the small writing that we can't possibly read as we're going down Rout 206 at 55 miles per hour. Joe stands guard at his deli and grill on Route 206 in Shamong.
4. The California Raisin. At 20 feet tall the raisin welcomes one and all to Little's Dairy Bar on Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township. I've heard it through the grapevine that Mr. Raisin has seen better days.
5. Toy Soldiers at Storybook Land. Those are a pair of big soldiers that welcome you to the kids' favorite place on the Black Horse Pike in EHT. Here's hoping they reopen soon!
6. The Horses at Caesar's in Atlantic City. They're not Clydesdales, but they are big. Often decorated for the holidays, or by very drunk people for no occasion at all. (Google Maps has blurred at least one of the fake horses fake private parts...)
7. The Sea Captain. Made out of wood, guarding the entrance of Two Mile Landing in the Wildwood area.