Strasburg, Pennsylvania: Big Amos, Barefoot Amish Giant

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Hershey Farm Restaurant And Inn

Address:
240 Hartman Bridge Rd/Hwy 896, Strasburg, PA
Directions:
1.5 miles south of U.S. 30 on Hwy 896. At the Hershey Farm Restaurant And Inn.
Phone:
717-687-8635
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
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Big Amos, Barefoot Amish Giant
Giant fiberglass Amish Man, formerly outside a diner, now outside a restaurant. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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1970s slide of Amos at Zinn's.

Big Amos

At an estate sale I found a color slide of barefoot Big Amos as he looked at Zinn's Diner in the mid-1970s.

[Ray Luce, 02/02/2019]

The Amish giant first appeared outside Zinn's in 1969. He's remained remarkably consistent over the years, just like flesh-and-blood Amish.

Amos the Amish Man.

Big Amos, Barefoot Amish Giant

Amos is standing tall in front of the Hershey Inn and Restaurant. He looks like he is very happy there and his toenails are painted white. The restaurant has a Grand Smorgasbord, aka buffet. Food is good, could be hotter.

They have a very nice trail walk that was lined in fall mums. They were selling huge pumpkins and flowers.

[Bette Dillon, 10/02/2014]

Amos the Amish Giant.

Big Amos, Barefoot Amish Giant

Cool area, awesome statue -- if you're into this kind of stuff absolutely stop here. It's in the Hershey's center there, and it even has a restaurant.

[Anthony B, 01/02/2014]

Face of Amos.

Amos - Barefoot Amish Giant

Boy he's big!

While we visited, the area was holding a Whoopie Pie Festival. A treat local to the region, it's made from two cake like cookies, preferably chocolate, with sweet creamy filling in between. You can find other flavor combinations as well. The festival was offering folks a piece of the world's largest whoopie pie the day we were there, weighing in at over 200 pounds!

[Cris Swanlund, 10/20/2008]

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Choo Choo BarnChoo Choo Barn, Strasburg, PA - 2 mi.
In the region:
Clifford Brown Listening Garden, Wilmington, DE - 38 mi.

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