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Gibsonton, Florida: Boot Monument For Civic Circus Giant

A reproduction of circus giant Al Tomaini's 35-inch-high boot is perched atop a towering granite pillar that's as tall as he was.

9815 US-41 S, Gibsonton, FL
On the southbound (west) side of US-41 about a quarter-mile south of the bridge over the Alafia River. I-75 exit 250, drive west on Gibsonton Drive for 2.5 miles, then turn right onto US-41 and drive north for one-half-mile.
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Gibsonton, Florida - Circus Memories in a Giants Boot
Boot Monument for Civic Circus Giant:

For over 40 years, a rotting rubber boot was the unofficial civic symbol of Gibsonton, Florida.

[10/04/2010] Complete Story...
Gibsonton, Florida - Getting the Boot
Freak Tribute Boot:

Gibsonton may soon be home to one massive marble boot, which is being created to honor the memory of a beloved character in the town's history: 8-foot 4-inch giant Al Tomaini, who, with his petite and legless wife Jeanie, founded the famous freak-and-fishing-friendly resort Giant's Camp.

[05/07/2010] Complete Story...

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Boot Monument For Civic Circus Giant

Unfortunately, lots of garbage, possibly attributed to the homeless, are at the base of this cool monument. Perhaps someone who reads this knows someone responsible that could get it cleaned up. Otherwise, cool monument.

[Jeff Pfeiffer, 08/28/2022]

Giant's Boot.

Boot Monument For Civic Circus Giant

This monument does not have parking; be careful when pulling in the bike lane from the bridge. Fun history lesson.

[EC, 12/15/2019]


Boot monument for civic circus giant

Once you come over the bridge across the river you'll see a black wrought iron fence around some property on the right. The boot is hard to see because the bushes completely surround it, with a small house behind. If you drive slowly in the bicycle lane you can pull up right in front of it and take pictures.

[J Tice, 07/22/2016]

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