Crystal River, Florida: Big Gorilla: Sit in his Hand

A snarling 12-foot-tall gorilla extends a hand as a convenient seat.

GS Auto Towing and Wrecker Service

Address:
2021 US-19, Crystal River, FL
Directions:
GS Auto Towing and Wrecker Service. On the west side of US-19/N. Suncoast Blvd, between 22nd and 19th Sts, just north of the Crystal River Mall. Set back from the road just a little.
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Gorilla statue.

Big Gorilla: Sit in his Hand

This big Skunk Ape is looking good and is located right next to an excellent breakfast joint.

[Cosmic_Adventurers, 08/12/2022]

Big Gorilla.

Big Gorilla

So big you can sit in his hand. He is worth the drive to see his smile! In 2022 he looks brand new.

[Rod Bon, 02/25/2022]

The gorilla was restored to like-new condition in 2021.

Gorilla at night.

Big Gorilla Statue

This unique attraction was definitely worth the stop!

[Yvette Pryor, 06/03/2021]

Skunk Ape.

Big Gorilla Statue

The property that the gorilla resides in is for sale, but is still accessible. He has been vandalized with paint but overall okay. He is directly off Highway 19.

[EC, 08/23/2020]

Skunk Ape.

Big Gorilla Statue - Skunk Ape

This was supposed to represent a Florida Skunk Ape. Behind it was a roadside attraction and store named Hornblowers. It sold taxidermied animals, snake skins, etc. It had a two-headed calf on display that was featured in the attraction's flyer.

[CaptnTom, 08/26/2017]

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