Evansville, Indiana: Giant Santa

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Address:
US Hwy 41, Evansville, IN
Directions:
On the southbound side of US Hwy 41, at its intersection of Old State Rd, 7.5 miles north of downtown Evansville.
Hours:
Lit at nights.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Santa.

Giant Santa
35 feet tall, formerly welcomed all good boys and good girls to a truck stop (demolished). Abandoned, then saved, fully restored, and set up in a new location in September 2016. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/15/2008]

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Santa statue.

Santa Statue

The statue of Santa once stood at the intersection of I-64 and Indiana 41S and was removed several years ago. He's been given an overhaul and is looking good. He's now just off Indiana 41S south of the Vanderburgh Co. Fairgrounds. It's good to see the Jolly Old Elf back.

[Cher, 11/21/2016]
Santa Statue

The giant Santa statue that is currently being repaired was an advertisement for the former Santa Claus Land -- now Holiday World amusement park -- in Santa Claus, Indiana. There used to be two. One stood at a service station, motel, and restaurant known as "Grumpy's" by the locals. I know this because I trimmed the grass. Grumpy's was opened by my dad in the early 1970s.

[John B Reid, 02/18/2016]
Giant Santa

It saddens me to report that the giant Santa no longer greets motorists from this location. I'm not sure where he went, but only a pile of debris from what seems to be a demolished building remains where the Jolly Old Elf once stood so proudly.

[Faye Travis, 03/19/2012]

Santa.

Giant Santa

The world's ugliest Santa statue stands as a monument to the past, while acquiring fecal stains from birds nesting on his red cap. The grass is growing higher around the statue, as many other buildings and structures rot into the ground. There is also a cool motel sign adjacent to the Santa.

Still accessible, but I had the feeling I was being watched by some form of security.

[S. Greenwood, 09/15/2010]

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