Ashburn, Georgia: Big Red Fire Ant (Gone)

Built in 1999, with a body made of propane tanks and ice tongs for its jaws. Formerly visible year-round, now apparently only brought out of storage for the town's annual Fire Ant Festival.

Directions:
Downtown. From US Hwy 41 turn east at the stoplight onto College Ave. Fire Ant is close to the street, in a park.
Admission:
Free
Status:
Gone

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Big Red Fire Ant

I looked in Heritage Park and the original location but could not find the ant.

[SLowe, 12/02/2022]

The spindly-legged fire ant sculpture appears to now only be brought out of storage for the annual Fire Ant Festival.

Fire Ant.

Big Red Fire Ant

The fire ant sculpture is now located in a park.

[Ann Marie, 04/07/2022]

Home of an annual Fire Ant Festival in late March.

Fire Ant sculpture.

Big Red Fire Ant

Fun, quick stop off I-75, found the fire ant sculpture and a few other ant sculptures. It's across the street from the sheriff's office, the Last Meal cafe and the stocks for pictures.

[EC, 06/08/2020]

Fire ant.

Fire Ant Statue

A giant metal statue of a a fire ant is located in front of the Ashburn-Turner County Chamber of Commerce. Every year Ashburn hosts a Fire Ant Festival and if you are lucky you can see additional Fire Ant statues in the rear of the Chamber's office. This is immediately across the street from the Crime and Punishment Museum.

[Eric N., 04/03/2017]

The ant's body is made of propane tanks, with ice tongs for its jaws. The Chamber of Commerce told us that it was built in 1999 by "a guy down in Valdosta" who died soon afterward.


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