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.
86700 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
US 1, mile marker 86.7, on the southbound side, in front of the Rain Barrel Artist Village.
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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]
Lobster statue. Big Lobster

The lobster is there still, but signs are all over telling people there are no longer any shops on the property. It is a Montessori school now. Pictures can still be taken, but be careful about trespassing too much.

[James S., 01/21/2008]

August 2008: The lobster, named "Betsey," is now gone. It was reportedly up for sale for $400,000 and is currently undergoing repairs, according to its owners. They vow that Betsey will return, although maybe not to the Florida Keys.

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