Monroe, Ohio: Anatomically-Correct Horses and Too Many Giraffes

Trader's World Flea Market displays rearing stallion statues, which is why their anatomy is noticeable. Also watch for an overabundance of giraffes and other animals.

Trader's World Flea Market

Address:
Union Rd, Monroe, OH
Directions:
Trader's World Flea Market, Exit 29 on East Side of I-75.
Hours:
Always visible from the highway (Call to verify)
Phone:
513-424-5708
Admission:
Free,
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Traders World - Statues

I recently delivered two new full size rhinos and two new giraffes. In the past couple years, thirty or forty (yes, 30 or 40) of my giraffes have been delivered there, painted bright yellow with black spots and placed up on all the buildings. Truly a bizarre site to behold.

The owner, Jay Frick, has ordered several more giraffes from me provided I spend a whole Saturday there in my Barney Fife costume entertaining the customers. Well that's one I can't nip in the bud!

I'm also responsible for the cowboy hybrid waving to passing motorists going down the interstate.

[Mark Cline, 09/15/2009]
Four Anatomically-Correct Horses

Was funny to drive by and notice the horses. Also there were lots of other animals there. Giraffes, hippos, elephants, donkeys, zebras and clowns. There was even a "Little House on the Prairie" to take pictures with. Found the outhouse and swing gazebo. We had too much fun. Everything was freshly painted and clean.

[T. Stanley, 07/24/2009]

Horse above Traders World sign.

Four Anatomically-Correct Horses

These anatomically-correct big fake horses, or as we may safely assume, stallions, grace the four entrances to Trader's World Flea Market aka the WTC (White Trash Center) of Monroe, Ohio.

Since these photos were taken in June, 2007, they have all been painted candy-apple red with white tails. This year, they are hardly identifiable with an additional menagerie of other animals, all of which resemble giraffes when viewed from I-75.

Mega-trivia - Trader's World is owned by Pastor Lawrence Bishop of the Solid Rock Church next door, known far and wide as the home of Big Butter Jesus and popularized in song by Heywood Banks. Bishop also owns the LB Ranch to the south and east on the other side of I-75, where another extremely large horse, whose gender is yet to be determined, is falling off the top of its silo.

The LB Ranch is just south of Larry Flynt's Hustler store. What can I say? It's southwest Ohio - and it's my home. If you can't find it in Kentucky, they probably put it here.

[Martha Hardcastle Guthrie, 05/24/2009]
Stallion Statue

Huge anatomically correct stallion statue is the symbol for the entrance of Trader's World. Trader's World is a huge flea market.

[M Franks, 06/17/2001]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Cowboy Muffler ManCowboy Muffler Man, Monroe, OH - < 1 mi.
Giant Hug Me JesusGiant Hug Me Jesus, Monroe, OH - < 1 mi.
Poland China Hog MonumentPoland China Hog Monument, Franklin, OH - 4 mi.
In the region:
Purple People Bridge, Newport, KY - 26 mi.

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