Charleston, Illinois: Grace the Dress-Up Shark

Built out of cement in 2009 by landowner Pat Goodwin, Grace the Great White Shark appears to be leaping up out of a pasture. Pat dresses Gracie for seasonal events and holidays.

Address:
5667 N. County Rd 1200E, Charleston, IL
Directions:
Southeast of town. I-57 exits 190A or 190B. Drive east on Hwy 16 for four mile. Turn right onto County Rd 1200E. Drive south two miles. You'll see Gracie in a field on the right.
Admission:
Free
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Grave the Shark as Cupid

Grace the Dress-Up Shark

Grace brings love to Count Road 1200.

[Laura Wright, 02/08/2015]

She's a somewhat alarming Cupid before Valentine's Day.

Gracie the Shark

Shark built by Pat Goodwin. Shark is in a field and and has become a local tourist attraction. Gracie is dressed for different events and holidays.

[Gary Richardson, 09/18/2014]

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