Greenville, Texas: Big Swordfish and SeahorseAnd other larger-than-life statues as well. Evidently someone in Greenville -- a landlocked town -- gets kicks out of sculpting giant sea life.
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East of exit 89 on Interstate 30 on the south side of the road. Visible from Interstate 30 if you know where to look... There are other creatures also... Fun to see![Penny, 04/08/2014]
Here's an update on the Big Swordfish (a.k.a. the big Marlin) on I-30 near Greenville, TX that went missing a while ago: it's back! The big sea horse is also still there but now they have several new friends. Multi-colored giraffes, a large baseball and baseball bat, some cows, a mermaid staute (I think) and lots of other stuff.
I pass by it all the time. It's pretty close to Dallas. Also, just west of it on I-30 is a giant Slot Machine on a pole. It is outside a facility that sells slot machines and other games.[Todd Kent, 03/26/2005]
The big swordfish is gone from the interstate. On a recent trip from Fort Worth to Arkansas, the wife and I noticed that the big swordfish had disappeared. Thank goodness the giant seahorse is still there. My wife said someone must have bought it...[Donald Garrison, 06/16/2002]
Big Swordfish and Seahorse
On Interstate 30 just outside of town, there is a statuary place that has been there for years, but about a year ago put up an enormous metal 3-D SWORDFISH outside the "house" next door. This was strange because Greenville is about 10 hours from the ocean and about 1/2 hour from any decent sized lake. Then a few weeks later a HUGE SEAHORSE appeared nearby. Both figures appear to be sheet metal, with a nice green patina to them, but since the place next door does concrete, I had to wonder what was going on.[Cathy Reed, 04/09/2000]