Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Underground Shark Attack!

18-foot-long Mako shark statue bursts out of the plaza to eat college students.

lone Nova Southeastern University

Address:
N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Directions:
In front of the lone Nova Southeastern University building. Enter the parking lot from the west side of N. Military Trail just north of the I-95 overpass (exit 79C, southbound only). The sculpture is to the left of the building entrance, next to the miniature lake.
Phone:
561-805-2100
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Underground Shark Attack!

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Shark attack.

Underground Shark Attack!

An 18-foot-long hyperreal Mako shark statue appears to be bursting through paving blocks to chomp on unsuspecting students at Nova Southeastern University (The eye-of-death Mako is the school's mascot). Unveiled on May 8, 2012, the shark was sculpted by Kent Ullberg from Sweden. He's created several other big fish statues around Florida, but none this frightening. The polished bronze teeth of the shark should discourage even college students from sticking their hands in its mouth -- maybe. We haven't a clue what part of a shark statue should be rubbed for good luck.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/19/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

JFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut IslandJFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island, West Palm Beach, FL - 6 mi.
Manatee LagoonManatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach, FL - 7 mi.
Trapper Nelson's Zoo and Jungle GardenTrapper Nelson's Zoo and Jungle Garden, Hobe Sound, FL - 11 mi.
In the region:
Barefoot Mailman Statue, Hillsboro Beach, FL - 38 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

July 25, 2017

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Florida Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Boot Hill and Museum, Dodge City, Kansas (Jul 24-30, 2017)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Nightly rates found:

Find Hotels Near:

Book Online Now