Cape Coral, Florida: Big John Statue

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Address:
1400 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL
Directions:
I-75 exit 131. West on Daniels Pky 4.5 miles. North on Cleveland Ave. one-half mile, then west on College Pky. After about four miles go over the bridge, then north at the light onto Del Prado Blvd, then an immediate left onto SE 47th Terrace. The shopping center will be on the left.
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Big John.

Big John Statue
A well-meaning, hurricane-surviving hulk hoists car-size bags of groceries in a supermarket parking lot. The fiberglass sculpture was a grocery store's mascot from 1969-1986; now he serves as a town booster. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Big John.

Big John Statue

Eat at the Fish Tale seafood restaurant across the street from Big John -- it's great!

[Laydon, 07/11/2016]

Big John.

Big John Statue

The Big John statue is big. It's easily accessible and wears big Chuck Taylor's and acid washed jeans.

[Cody, 06/09/2014]

Big John, 2012.

Big John Statue

Big John had a makeover in 2011 and now wears a new set of clothes. He is carrying two bags again.

[Peter and Gloria, 02/11/2012]

Looking sharp, Cape Coral-style: the acid-washed jeans effect will mask actual weathering. The sponsored shopping bags are a nice touch.

Big John's big running shoes.

Big John

Big John was put in front of a grocery store called "Big John's" back in the '60s in a new town named Cape Coral, Florida. After the store went out of business, they kept Big John in front of the store, but took the two bags of groceries out of his hands. Now he is standing with his empty arms in front of him.

A big welcome to Cape Coral.

[Gary Carroll, 03/13/2010]

Always ready to hug an XXXXXL visitor.

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