Santos, Florida: Concrete Monoliths"[They] resemble the massive structures in the Star Wars movies." Bridge pylons abandoned in the wood.
- US Hwy 27, Santos, FL
- About eight miles southeast of Ocala, FL along US 27 / US 301 / US 441, parking is available at Sheriff's substation just north of the site, in the median.
- Daylight hours.
Visitor Tips and News About Concrete Monoliths
With the overgrown, desolate look they remind me of a childhood movie: "Logan's Run." My teenage daughter is taking geometry. She says it looks like a pi symbol.
Learned that the government wanted to dig a canal to connect the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. Seems crazy today.[Robbie Williams, 01/27/2013]
There is a "path" from the sheriff's substation to the first monolith. If there ever was one to the other three, it has long since grown over. Rough undergrowth. The monoliths are extremely impressive and spooky. The rest of the public land that was to be a canal is an impressive example of land management for recreation; bike and horse trails, camping, historical sites, and hiking.[Cal, 11/25/2012]
Park in sheriff's office parking lot. The trail to the monoliths is right behind office.[lisa, 10/31/2011]
Concrete monoliths are in great condition. If visiting this site in the summer, be prepared -- there is some poison ivy. Long pants are suggested.[Joshua Horton, 07/17/2011]
The median of US 27 / US 301 / US 441 at Santos, FL is unnaturally wide. The tall trees and dense shrubbery hide hiking and biking trails, with the star attraction, massive concrete abutments from a 1930's bridge project, meant to span the never built Cross Florida Barge Canal. The local colleges know of these structures, and have marked them with fraternity and sorority symbols. The unmarked parts resemble the massive structures in the Star Wars movies. There is a small kiosk explaining the history of these unique monuments.[Robert Droz, 09/09/2006]