Bruceville, Indiana: Home of the Big Peach

A scaled-down, but still towering, Washington Monument next to a 20-foot-tall peach. Built by Wilbur and Doris Yates in 1954 as a tribute to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 New York World's Fair.
7738 N. Pierce Rd, Bruceville, IN
North of Vincennes on US Hwy 41. One mile south of the intersection of US Hwy 41 and Hwy 550.
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Monument and peach and American flag.

Home of the Big Peach

The peach and its companion are looking fresh!

[Kathy & Ron - Summer 2019, 09/18/2019]

An improbable pair: The Washington Monument replica and the Big Peach wait patiently for their next visitor.

The Big Peach

The Big Peach is an inside store with an old fashioned farmer's stand design and feel inside. It was just remodeled and re-opened and it is a beautiful place to shop. And it is easy to find because the Big Peach still sits out front.

[Kelli, 05/14/2016]
Big Peach

The dent in the tower next to The Big Peach happened during a very large storm in which wind blew the tower over onto the peach. I have lived here and remember it happening when I was a teenager.

[eugene williams, 02/02/2012]

Obelisk and peach.

Home of the Big Peach

A giant peach and dented yellow obelisk stand out in front of a market, where at the time watermelons were being grown.

Upon closer inspection of the peach, I noticed some flaking of the paint, and the edge of the leaves were beginning to crumble. However, overall it was still in great shape. The obelisk remains dented, but is holding its true form in the sun.

[S. Greenwood, 09/16/2010]
Big Peach

This is a wonderful farm stand. The great Americana statue of the Big Peach and her Obelisk are evocative of the Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, which were the symbols of that exposition and housed the City of the Future diorama.

[MGM, 01/16/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Backyard Roller Coasters of John IversBackyard Roller Coasters of John Ivers, Bruceville, IN - < 1 mi.
Giant Coke BottleGiant Coke Bottle, Bruceville, IN - 3 mi.
Red Skelton Museum of American ComedyRed Skelton Museum of American Comedy, Vincennes, IN - 7 mi.
In the region:
Grave of Burl Ives, Willow Hill, IL - 32 mi.

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