Gulfport, Mississippi: Dedeaux Clan Giant Rocking ChairThere are other World's Largest Rocking Chairs, but Gulfport's had to be big AND hurricane-proof. Or at least easy to reassemble.
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The giant rocker is standing proud, is well taken care of, and looks great. There is still a small chain around it, discouraging visitors to climb and sit. There is also a fancy set of signs designating this as a "Roadside Attraction" and laying claim to the title of World's Largest Rocking Chair. I guess they had not read about the Battle for the World's Largest.[Craig & Katelyn Wingerson, 03/20/2015]
The World's Largest sign was paid for by a hotel chain -- not the chair's owners -- that repainted the chair as a publicity stunt years ago. The sign shortsightedly ignores other claimants, and directs visitors to a hotel website that no longer exists. But the chair survives!
I got as close to the chair as I possibly could without stepping over the chain, since there's a sign asking to not go past or touch the rocking chair.[Monica Threadgold, 05/14/2013]
This rocking chair was definitely big. It is a little off the beaten path, but provided some pretty good photo ops![Tara, 09/10/2012]
This is the world's tallest wooden rocking chair, reaching 35 feet (a metal rocker in Missouri is 46 feet tall). A slightly smaller rocker made by the Dedeaux Clan was eaten by termites, and this larger chair replaced it in 2008.
This was on our way as we were traveling from Virginia to Texas. We thought it would be way out of the way, but it wasn't. It was easy to find... I mean, come on -- a 35 foot rocker! It was bigger than we thought! It was an awesome place to take pictures, and our friends thought it was cool that we went.[Peter, 12/21/2010]