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Fort Myers, Florida: Big Buddha

Large, fat, painted gold, he's been sitting on this spot next to the highway for years.

12701 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
On the east side of McGregor Blvd just north of College Pkwy.
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The Red Buddha, 2021.

Big Red Buddha

The former big Golden Buddha is now the big Red Buddha. He sits in front of the Red Buddha Live Music Nightclub. I had to climb up and rub his belly for luck. The Red Buddha lounge is a popular watering hole for locals.

[Kurt Killen, 03/05/2021]

The Buddha and the Sock.

Big Buddha

Big Buddha is still there and still happy -- although someone attached a happy sock in front of him. He needs a paint touch up. I remember back in the 1970s when this was the Bamboo Inn; best Chinese food in the area.

[BoomersOTR, 06/26/2020]

The Buddha and you-dha.

Big Buddha

My husband and I decided to go for a drive so I suggested looking for some stuff on your website. Our first stop was the Big Buddha. It sits right on the corner of McGregor Boulevard and College Parkway. A very busy intersection, so be careful when taking a picture.

[Barbara, 01/23/2019]


Golden Buddha

Giant golden Buddha.

[Wayne, 06/02/2016]

Fat even by Golden Buddha standards, he has been sitting by McGregor Blvd for years. Visitors sometimes climb onto his pedestal to apply belly rubs.

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