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Panama City Beach, Florida: Big Gus: 20,000 lb. Longhorn

Ten tons of fiberglass seems like a stretch of a claim, but Gus is pretty big.

Angelo's Steak Pit

9527 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL
Angelo's Steak Pit. On the south side of Hwy 30/Front Beach Rd about a mile east of where it turns inland. Just down the street from Willy the Killer Whale.
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Big Gus.

Big Gus

Big Gus weighs 20,000 pounds and is located in front of Angelo's Steak Pit.

[Tisha Brown, 09/12/2023]

That "20,000 pound" figure has been kicking around for decades (we first photographed Big Gus in 1997), although he's too big to conveniently stand on a scale to verify.

Steer statue.

Big Gus, 20,000 lb. Steer

Big Gus sits outside of Angelo's Steak Pit in Panama City Beach. He was one of my many stops during a visit to Florida. Easy parking and simple jump over a split rail fence allows you to have your picture taken with Gus and even pretend to pick his enormous nostrils.

[Cathy Tenaglia, 11/12/2008]

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