Hillsboro, Ohio: Crabbie: World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

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Address:
Hwy 124, Hillsboro, OH
Directions:
One mile east of downtown Hillsboro, on the south side of Hwy 124.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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World's Largest Horseshoe Crab.

Crabbie: World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

This giant creature, 67 feet long, is currently in its fourth outdoor location since it was unveiled in May 1997.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/24/2009]
Hillsboro, Ohio - Daredevil To Jump World’s Largest Christian Crab
World's Largest Horseshoe Crab: The date: August 30. The you-don't-want-to-miss-this event: Evel Knievel's former bodyguard jumping the World's Largest Horseshoe Crab on a motorcycle, then crashing through the burning Gates of Hell! [08/19/2008] Complete Story...

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Crabbie's new paint job, 2021.

Crabbie: World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

The horseshoe crab has been repainted. I stopped by near the end of September to see it, and that day there was a man talking to the owner about repainting it. I stopped by at the end of November to see if the job had been finished, and it had. Instead of the previous brown color, it is now olive green. According to a sign, the interior is temporarily closed for remodeling, but it is still possible to see the crab up close or from the road. You just can't go inside.

[signmanjoe, 12/25/2021]

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab.

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

This is quite an awesome sight. You can go inside/underneath the horseshoe crab, where they have a picnic table and a display of historical information.

I parked just off the side of road, as there isn't a parking space for the crab. A sheriff did question if it was my car. I said I'd be two minutes and they let me finish taking my pictures without incident. I suggest being quick, as the road it's on can get busy.

[Camille Anderson, 12/22/2020]

Crab jump in Blanchester.

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

At about 7:00 Saturday evening, Aug 30, Gene Sullivan flew over the World's Largest Horseshoe Crab, crashed through the wall of fire, avoided the spiky tail, and brought his motorcycle to a safe stop with room to spare (That tomb [of Christ] is a lot more that "a few feet" away.).

Both Gene, who turned 61 the day before the jump, and the much younger crab appeared unharmed.

[Denny Gibson, 09/03/2008]

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Mortar and PestleMortar and Pestle, Hillsboro, OH - < 1 mi.
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The Octagon SchoolhouseThe Octagon Schoolhouse, Sinking Spring, OH - 14 mi.
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Large Adirondack Chair, Wilmington, OH - 27 mi.

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