Panama City Beach, Florida: King Neptune Statue (Gone)

Hand-built, weighed 10 tons, was originally a Viking named "Sir Loin" (He stood in front of a steakhouse). Was converted to King Neptune in 1987, but his god-like proportions could not save him; he was torn down in 2004.
Directions:
On Front Beach Road, just down the street from Goofy Golf.
Hours:
Gone since late 2004.
Status:
Gone

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King Neptune

I live in Panama City and can say the statue no longer exists. Panama City Beach Town Council won a legal battle to have it torn down. I was one of hundreds that signed a petition to save it. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. It was torn down in late 2004.

[David Agosta, 02/25/2010]

King Neptune for sale.

King Neptune For Sale

The giant King Neptune statue is for sale. For anyone who's interested, it looks like he's made out of concrete poured over a wire frame.

[Dean Jeffrey, 05/04/2003]

King Neptune

King Neptune, formerly Viking "Sir Loin"

On hwy. 98, there is a statue called "King Neptune." It is between two and three stories tall and holds a giant tristaff, and is incredibly tacky. It was originally made by the owners of a steak house, who fashioned it to look like a viking and called it "Sir Loin." You can still see where his stereotypical viking stuff was painted over.

[Nancy, 04/09/2000]

Here's a photo we snapped last summer of mighty King N. Nearby is a large longhorn steer in front of Angelo's Steak Pit. Feb. 2002 - Don Mixon writes: "King Neptune was converted from a Viking in 1987. I know because I made the crown with my own hands! It is made of 24 gauge sheet metal, is 4 ft. tall and has a circumference of 12 ft. (By the way, the 3-pointed spear is called a Trident.)"


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