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Islamorada, Florida: Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

Betsy vies for the title of World's Largest Lobster. 30 feet high, 40 feet long. Sculptor Richard Blaze spent five years building Betsy in the 1980s.

Address:
86700 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
Directions:
US-1, milepost 86.7, southbound side, in front of the Rain Barrel Artist Village.
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Islamorada, Florida - Lobster Betsey Back on Job
Betsey the Lobster:

Betsey, who is possibly the world's largest lobster, has returned to public view in Islamorada, Florida. Most of her, anyway.

[03/31/2009] Complete Story...
Islamorada, Florida - World's Largest Lobster For Sale
World's Largest Lobster:

Think for a moment how much a dish of Lobster Wellington or Lobster Newburg costs -- with just normal-size lobsters. How much would you pay for one 35 feet long and 25 feet high?

[11/02/2008] Complete Story...

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Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

Betsy was beautiful. I would recommend having this one set in the GPS because the turn kind of comes up on you. It is right off the road and can be hard to pull out.

[Drew, 11/08/2023]

Homemade boat: Escape from Communist Cuba!

Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

Next to the lobster, there's a homemade boat that six people rode from Cuba to escape to the United States on January 3rd, 2023.

[Paige Atkins, 07/14/2023]

Lobster statue.

Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

It was exactly what you would think it would be like. Good coffee and gift shops for lots of trinkets.

[David H, 03/26/2023]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Theater of the SeaTheater of the Sea, Islamorada, FL - 2 mi.
Shark in Scuba GearShark in Scuba Gear, Islamorada, FL - 3 mi.
History of Diving MuseumHistory of Diving Museum, Islamorada, FL - 4 mi.
In the region:
Indian Village Gator Wrestling, Miami, FL - 57 mi.

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