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Corning, California: Giant Green Olive

A 15-foot-tall cement green olive skewered by a similarly supersized red toothpick. Sits at the edge of an olive grove in honor of Corning, the Olive City.

Rhode Island Ave at Hall Rd, Corning, CA
I-5 exit 630. Drive four miles east on South Ave. You'll see the olive on the right, at the corner of South Ave (becomes Rhode Island Ave) and Hall Rd.
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Giant Green Olive

It looks like the olive is now being maintained, as it appears to have been freshly painted. When I pulled onto Hall Road I had to find a good spot to park, because it was very muddy and I didn't want to be too near the corner. I also wanted to be mindful of the farmland surrounding the olive!

[Candice, 02/09/2024]

Giant Green Olive.

Giant Green Olive

Visited in July 2023. Desperately needs a fresh coat of paint!

[Greg Parsons, 08/08/2023]

Oh yeah -- hardly fit for photo ops.

Giant Green Olive

The paint is peeling off the front; the olive doesn't look like it's been maintained. Make sure to find a safe place to pull over. There are three highway crosses right near it from people being killed by the side of the road.

[Steve Hofstetter, 08/03/2020]

Giant olive.

Giant Green Olive

Just on the shoulder. No real parking at the olive -- be careful. The highway speed limit is 55 mph.

[Nicole, 02/19/2018]

Giant Olive.

Giant Green Olive

Takes 5 minutes to get there from I-5, but the giant olive is a good photo.

[Patti Christensen, 07/12/2017]

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