Gulfport, Mississippi: 35-Foot-High Rocking Chair Team Field Report

Dedeaux Clan Furniture

11451 Canal Rd, Gulfport, MS
Dedeaux Clan Furniture. Six miles northwest of town. I-10 exit onto Canal Rd, then drive north for two miles.
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35-Foot-High Rocking Chair.

35-Foot-High Rocking Chair
The World's Largest when it was built in 1995. Knocked off its rockers by Hurricane Katrina ten years later, but quickly restored. Report... [02/03/2020]

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Roadside Attraction sign.

Dedeaux Clan Giant Rocking Chair

The giant rocker is standing proud, is well taken care of, and looks great. There is still a small chain around it, discouraging visitors to climb and sit. There is also a fancy set of signs designating this as a "Roadside Attraction" and laying claim to the title of World's Largest Rocking Chair. I guess they had not read about the Battle for the World's Largest.

[Craig & Katelyn Wingerson, 03/20/2015]

The World's Largest sign was paid for by a hotel chain -- not the chair's owners -- that repainted the chair as a publicity stunt years ago. The sign shortsightedly ignores other claimants, and directs visitors to a hotel website that no longer exists. But the chair survives!

Rocking chair.

Dedeaux Clan Giant Rocking Chair

Dedeaux Clan Giant Rocking Chair - Made in America! [Lindsey, 01/19/2014]

Rocking chair.

Dedeaux Clan Giant Rocking Chair

I got as close to the chair as I possibly could without stepping over the chain, since there's a sign asking to not go past or touch the rocking chair.

[Monica Threadgold, 05/14/2013]

Largest Wooden Rocking Chair.

World's Largest Rocking Chair

This rocking chair was definitely big. It is a little off the beaten path, but provided some pretty good photo ops!

[Tara, 09/10/2012]

This is the world's tallest wooden rocking chair, reaching 35 feet (a metal rocker in Missouri is 46 feet tall). A slightly smaller rocker made by the Dedeaux Clan was eaten by termites, and this larger chair replaced it in 2008.

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