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:
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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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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]
World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

The World's Largest Horseshoe Crab has its first permanent home in the small town of Blanchester, Ohio located on SR 28 at the entrance to Clinton County. This crab was designed by Associates & Ferran (award winning Sci Fi designers) for the Baltimore Marine Science Museum which went belly up before opening. The crab was bought by the Creation museum in Hebron, Kentucky and then was sent to the Freedom Hall (an old hardware center turned banquet center owned by Freedom Worship Baptist Church) in Blanchester, Ohio. The crab is over 55 feet long (head to tail) and over 25 feet wide. It's use now is as a pavilion facility.

[Jim Rankin, 03/25/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Seaplane Lawn OrnamentSeaplane Lawn Ornament, Hillsboro, OH - 2 mi.
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Roadside Grave of the Cholera Girl, Chilo, OH - 40 mi.

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