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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.

86700 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
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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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]


Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

The giant lobster is located right off the main highway.

[Stephen Francia, 04/10/2018]

Hurricane Irma ravaged this section of the Florida Keys in late 2017, but Big Betsy appears to have survived without a scratch.

Lobster statue.

Big Betsy, Giant Lobster

No detour needed -- right along the highway. Lots of little gift shops to explore.

[Gary Hopkins, 01/18/2015]

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:
Tropical Snowman, Key Largo, FL - 13 mi.

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