Rio Grande, New Jersey: Face on the Roof

The top half of a giant 2-D face peers over the roofline of a minigolf clubhouse and snack bar.

Offshore Adventure Golf

Address:
1084 Hwy 47, Rio Grande, NJ
Directions:
Offshore Adventure Golf. Garden State Pkwy exits 4 or 4A. Drive west on Hwy 47/Delsea Drive for one mile. The building will be on the right.
Admission:
Free
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Face on the roof.

Gigantic Face Peers Over Building

Ever feel like someone's watching you? If you're down the Jersey Shore on Route 47 you may be right. You'll be cruising along when out of the corner of the window will flash two enormous eyes staring at you over the roof of a building. If you don't hit the car in front you'll pull off across the street to take a gander at those eyes and giganto hands scaling a place that has ice cream, batting cages, and miniature golf. I'm guessing that aside from causing some fender benders, the Peeping Tom lures many a curious tourist to the business.

[Diane Plumley, 01/22/2014]

The giant face is a version of "Tillie," the grinning mascot of the now-gone Palace Amusements in Asbury Park, New Jersey.


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