Ellerbe, North Carolina: World's Largest Strawberry

A roughly-strawberry-shaped building is a self-proclaimed fruit wonder of the highway. Built in 2003 by the business's owner, Lee Berry.

The Berry Patch

351 Cargo Rd, Ellerbe, NC
The Berry Patch. I-74/ US Hwy 220, right at Exit 8 offramp.
M-Su 8 am - 8 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Largest Strawberry

There are giant plywood peach and strawberry cutouts for photo ops. Definitely a fun stop!

[Amber Cook, 07/15/2017]

Strawberry building and boulder.

World's Largest Strawberry

The new location is thriving and the ice cream is great. In addition to the strawberry building, which houses the ice cream stand, there are numerous boulders painted to resemble blocky, angular fruit all around it.

[Kitsa, 05/26/2012]
World's Largest Strawberry

Mr Berry just moved his strawberry 2 miles north up the road from Rockingham. It is now right off of Hwy 220 (Exit 8 - Ellerbe Exit) on Cargo Road...Still visible from Hwy 220.

[Brian Hubbard, 02/13/2012]

Lee Berry, a strawberry farmer, built the "berry" in 2003. It's 20 feet tall, 80 feet around, and weighs 8 tons. Berry says it's the World's Largest Strawberry, and reportedly called a rival World's Largest Strawberry town in Iowa to stake his claim. He's also reportedly suing North Carolina for $1 million for making him move his big berry in 2012.

Strawberry building.

Strawberry Building

The giant strawberry building is part of a farmer's market. It is on interstate 220, about 2 miles south of the town of Ellerbe.

[Margie J., 11/14/2010]

Strawberry building.

World's Largest Strawberry

The big strawberry ice cream shop now has a web site at worldslargeststrawberry.com.

[Pat Mills, 03/12/2008]

Compared to other World's Largest Strawberry claimants, this ice cream shop stretches the definition of "Strawberry." Still, it's a pleasingly weird-shaped and painted building...and they did grab the domain name!

Nearby Offbeat Places

Andre the Giant ExhibitAndre the Giant Exhibit, Ellerbe, NC - 2 mi.
Dizzie Gillespie Birthplace ParkDizzie Gillespie Birthplace Park, Cheraw, SC - 25 mi.
Taxidermy Hall of Fame of North Carolina Creation MuseumTaxidermy Hall of Fame of North Carolina Creation Museum, Southern Pines, NC - 23 mi.
In the region:
Eiffel Tower, Fayetteville, NC - 47 mi.

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