Hillsboro, Ohio: 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
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World's Largest Horseshoe Crab.

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

This giant creature, 68 feet long, is currently in its fourth outdoor location since it was built in 1997. Informally known as "Crabby."

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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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]

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab.

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

The World's Largest Horseshoe Crab now sits in the small town of Blanchester Ohio along State Route 28. The structure was originally constructed by Academy Award winning designers of Farren & Associates for the Baltimore Maritime Museum in Baltimore Maryland. It was then bought by the Creation Museum for a creation fossil display in Hebron, Kentucky. But, due to the size, the Creation Museum management donated the Crab to Freedom Worship Baptist Church in Blanchester.

The now completed Crab sets at the entrance to the town in a Biblical scripture garden. The Crab is also used as a pavilion and is capable of seating up to 60 people inside and even more outside. The basis behind "The World's Largest Horseshoe Crab" is that the fossils found of the horseshoe crab are the same as they appear in the waters today. In other words, the crab never evolved, so the Creation account must be true!

[James Rankin, 08/23/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mortar and PestleMortar and Pestle, Hillsboro, OH - < 1 mi.
Seaplane Lawn OrnamentSeaplane Lawn Ornament, Hillsboro, OH - 2 mi.
The Octagon SchoolhouseThe Octagon Schoolhouse, Sinking Spring, OH - 14 mi.
In the region:
Hartman Rock Garden, Springfield, OH - 50 mi.

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