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Crystal River, Florida: Big Gorilla: Sit in Hand

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

GS Auto Towing and Wrecker Service

2021 US-19, Crystal River, FL
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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Big Gorilla.

Big Gorilla

The big gorilla is looking good! He's easily accessible from the road (on gravel, as stated before) and stable to sit on.

[Jodi, 01/30/2023]
Big Gorilla: Sit in his Hand

Note for motorcycles: The driveway leading into the attraction is paved, but directly in front of the gorilla is gravel. And the adjacent parking area is all gravel. So I had to be careful turning my bike around. Just a FYI to use caution!

[Sandy, 10/31/2022]

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]

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