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.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Swordfish and Seahorse
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]
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]