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

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]

Giant olive.

World's Large Olive (maybe)

While driving through the miles and miles of groves of fruit, nut, and olive trees that dominate this area of California, we had to slam on the brakes to take in this huge olive. It stands alone on the southeast corner of South Ave. and Hall Rd, a few miles southeast of Corning. You have to be lost or looking for it to know it's there. There's no sign making any claim for its size or explaining why it's there. It just stands in silence, waiting for the perfect martini to come along.

[Phrank Phester, 11/29/2013]

Big green olive.

The Giant Olive

This 15-foot-tall olive is built of adobe and skewered by a red toothpick of stainless steel. The sculpture is at the intersection of South Avenue and Hall Road, in the corner of a Sevillano olive orchard owned by the DeCamilla brothers. The brothers commissioned the sculpture in recognition of Corning being the "Olive City." Sacramento-based artist Chuck Owens created the sculpture.

[sketto, 10/13/2013]

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