Athens, Alabama: Giant Statue of a Boy

A cartoonish 19-foot-tall teen Goliath smiles at the thought of purchasing food at a discount.

Discount Dan's

16800 US-72, Athens, AL
Discount Dan's. West edge of the city, on the south side of Lee Hwy/US Hwy 72, midway between CR 46 and CR 47.
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Giant Statue of a Boy

The Giant Statue of a Boy still stands as a unique roadside attraction. I believe he is 19 feet tall, and has been greeting visitors to Athens for almost 20 years.

[Buffett 2010, 09/17/2018]

Giant Boy.

Giant Statue of a Boy

1-2010 - he's looking good, but I think he lost his bag of groceries.

[Buzz, 02/03/2010]

The boy stands in front of Country Lane Discount, and was brought to Athens by John Glenn, owner of the store chain.

Giant Boy statue.

Giant Statue of a Boy

Country Lane Discount on Hwy 72 has erected a fiberglass statue of a boy as a promotional gimmick. The statue is 19 ft. tall with coveralls, a big grin, and the best looking shoes you've ever seen! He's got one hand in his pocket and one carrying a bag labeled "Discount Groceries."

[Keith Belvitch, 04/06/2005]

A new breed of Happy Half Wit! And those are impressive boats on his feet.

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