Florida Roadside Oddities And Attractions

One of our absolute favorite things to do when we are either driving in the truck or out on the motorcycle is to find roadside oddities and attractions. We have been known to make many a u-turn while driving down the road. This page will be dedicated to any roadside attractions we have found in the state of Florida.

It will be a constant work in progress as we will add new oddities and attractions every time we find one. Make sure you check back often for new updates. 

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Anchor In The Rock

Date of Sighting: February 2018
Location: Just North Of 909 SE Country Club Rd
City: Lake City

Anchor In Rock

Comments: The address given above is for a large church on the left-hand side of the road. If you go another 500 feet south you will see this random rock with an anchor in it. There is a small grassy/dirt area you can park and grab a photo op.

Bat Houses

Date Sighting: February 2018
Location: 2664 Museum Rd
City: Gainesville

Bat Houses

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Comments: What could possibly be the largest occupied Bat Houses in North America, these houses are located near Florida State University. There is limited parking. There are fences around the Bat Houses so you can’t get underneath them. Not sure if you’d want too…lol.

Blue Angel On A Stick

Date Of Sighting: October 23rd, 2019
Location: Rest Area On I-10 Westbound Just West Of Exit 31
City: East Milton

There Are 16 More Photos Of This Jet. Click Here To View Them On Our Flickr Account

Comments: This replica of a Blue Angels Jet can be found at the rest area. There is plenty of parking which makes it easy to grab some pictures. If you Geocache, there are two of them in this rest area…just saying.

Big Gorilla

Date of Sighting: February 2017
Location: 1960 US Highway 19
City: Crystal River

The Big Gorilla

Comments: After leaving the Crystal River Preserve State Park we passed this Gorilla statue and had to stop. There was a vacant building behind it

Cross In The Dunes

Date Of Sighting: October 23rd, 2019
Location: Fort Pickens Rd
City: Pensacola Beach

Cross In The Dunes

There Are 10 More Photos Of The Cross In The Dunes. Click Here To View Them On Our Flickr Account

Comments: We found this 10-foot concrete cross in the sand dunes while out riding our Navarre Beach loop. It’s a slight detour off the loop itself but it was pretty cool to check out. The cross commemorates the first Christian mass held in the United States when the Spaniards arrived.

Highest Elevation In Florida

Date of Sighting: May 14, 2020
Location: 21082-21542 US-331
City: Paxton

Comments: Another attraction found by accident. We were out riding and just happened to see a sign on the road. Of course, we had to investigate.

Johnny Donutseed

Date of Sighting: November 2017
Location: Exit 217 Off I-10
City: Lloyd

Johnny Donut Seed

Comments: We were exploring northern Florida when we first got here and stumbled upon this guy when we stopped for gas.

Possum Monument

Date of Sighting: May 14, 2020
Location: Corner of FL-77 & Washington St
City: Wausau

Comments: Yes it’s true. A monument dedicated to the Possum. What can you say

Queen Snake Lookout

Date of Sighting: February 2018
Location: Southbound I-75 Just Past Exit 384
City: Gainesville

Queen Snake Lookout

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Comments: The walkway leading up to and the overlook, make this look like a big snake. If you look at the photo you can see the eyes and tongue of the queen. Once at the end, you are overlooking I-75 and almost seemingly never-ending swamplands. There is even a quick Geocache you can score here!!!

Ray Charles Statue

Date of Sighting: November 2017
Location: 140 Broad St (Haffye Hays Park)
City: Greenville

Ray Charles

Comments: As we rode through the town of Greenville we couldn’t help but notice this guy sitting in the middle of the park. You may know him, Ray Charles.

Shark Mouth Building Entry

Date Of Sighting: October 23rd, 2019
Location: 8136 Navarre Parkway
City: Navarre

There Are 6 More Photos Of This Shark Entry. Click Here To View Them On Our Flickr Account

Comments: This used to be a souvenir store and shark museum that went out of business. It is now a gym. Good place for a photo op.

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank

Date of Sighting: November 2017
Location: 3939 Reynolds Blvd
City: Green Cove Springs

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank

Comments: Apparently this is a full-scale model of the space shuttle external fuel tank. It is supposed to be heading to a museum but there are many problems with the move such as overhead wires. Looks like it’s not going anywhere for a while.

The Big Rooster

Date of Sighting: February 2018
Location: 17120 County Road 234
City: Micanopy

Big Rooster

Comments: Found this one as we were heading for I-75. Looks like there is or was a fireworks store behind it.

The Old Chimney

Date Of Sighting: October 23rd, 2019
Location: 5500 Scenic Highway
City: Pensacola

There are 4 more photos of this chimney. Click here to view them on our Flickr account.

Comments: This chimney is located in Chimney park. It stands about 50′ tall. It marks the spot of an old sawmill. The chimney and sawmill were built in 1850. There is a small parking lot where you can pull in to grab some pictures.

UFO House

Date of Sighting: November 16, 2019
Location: 1304 Panferio Dr
City: Pensacola Beach

UFO House

Comments: The coolest thing about this house is if you look closely you will see they put pictures of aliens in the windows

Volkswagon Spider

Date of Sighting: August 6th, 2020
Location: 222 N Highland St
City: Mount Dora

Spider Front
Spider Side

Comments: Created by John Henns in early 2020. A VW painted all black mounted on steel pole (spider legs) makes for a cool oddity, unless of course, you are arachnophobic!!!

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