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Seminary, Mississippi: Big Watermelon

A large watermelon statue advertised the now closed Watermelon Patch, but now has the tougher task of relating to a shoe store.

248 US HWY 49, Seminary, MS
US Hwy 49 and Walter Loft Rd.
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Big Watermelon

No Watermelon. I repeat: no watermelon in front of Sole Sisters shoe store.

[Jenine, 03/24/2022]

We spoke to the Sole Sisters. They said that the watermelon was away temporarily to be "spruced up," but that it will return.


Big Watermelon

Soo fun to make the adult children stop! And bonus -- you can shop for shoes!

[Carla Anderson, 07/22/2020]

A juicy photo op seeded with happy travelers.


Big Watermelon

Was a great stop! Kiddos could climb inside the watermelon!

[Sarah Sweet, 06/02/2020]

Big watermelon.

Big Watermelon

The giant watermelon is in excellent shape! There are a few good scuff marks, probably from all the adventurous Roadside America fans rubbing up against it to capture their version of the delightful photo!

[Christina Lockamy, 03/05/2017]

The peeling appears to have been repaired; ready for another season!


Big Watermelon

The store is now called "Sole Sisters," and they sell shoes. The big watermelon is still there, though!

[Dennis Cooley, 09/06/2016]

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