Islamorada, Florida: Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

Betsy, a symbol of Florida Keys wildlife, vies for the title of World's Largest Lobster. Sculptor Richard Blaze spent five years building Betsy.
Address:
86700 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
Directions:
US 1, mile marker 86.7, on the southbound side, in front of the Rain Barrel Artist Village.
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Lobster statue.

Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

No detour needed -- right along the highway. Lots of little gift shops to explore.

[Gary Hopkins, 01/18/2015]

Giant Lobster.

Super Lobster

If only it were real, I'd need a loooot of butter.

[CleverNameHere, 08/30/2011]
Big Lobster

Betsey has been moved directly across Route 1 (on the west side of the road) to The Rain Barrel (An Artist Community).

[Katie, 06/10/2010]

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