South Bend, Washington: World's Largest Oyster

Perched on a cement pedestal, this big mollusk shares a parking lot with a totem pole, a chainsaw-carved fisherman, a big propeller, and a statue of a warrior Army medic.
Address:
Robert Bush Drive W., South Bend, WA
Directions:
Downtown, on the north (water) side of US Hwy 101 at its intersection with Willapa Ave.
Admission:
Free
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World's Largest Oyster.

World's Largest Oyster

Right in the heart of South Bend, just north of the fish factory, in Robert Bush Park, is this pearl of a find: the World's Largest Oyster. This monster of a mollusk is the centerpiece of the park that is shared with a nice totem pole and a statue honoring the men and women of the oyster and fishing industries of the area.

[Phrank Phester, 10/18/2013]

The park, which is really just a small parking lot, also has a statue of its namesake, Robert Bush, firing a pistol while administering plasma to a wounded WWII soldier. According to its plaque, Bush killed six charging Japanese, and had his eye shot out, but refused to leave the wounded man.

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