As you can see by the photo, this Florida Keys landmark dwarfs everything in its vicinity. I’ve had a photo of this iconic sign for years but refused to write the blog till having a comparison in the photo to judge its height. In curing my photo problem, I coerced this marathon runner passing by to pose for me! Believe it or not, it only cost me several baby carrots & ranch dip as I bribed her for the side-by-side comparison! (True) 🙂 The willing volunteer appears tiny as she barely rises above the bushes, I too left the street lamp to the right for judging.
I don’t have the exact height of the sign but I’ll give it my best trigonometry guess… wait a minute, didn’t I flunk TRIG in school, 🙂 oh well, I’ll say it’s 31 feet tall by 39 feet long! Go ahead, I dare you to break out your own tape measure as you pass by if you doubt my measurements! 🙂
You can find this gigantic Islander Resort roadside sign at Mile Marker 82.0 oceanside on US-1. It’s exactly across the street from the equally large mermaid known as Lorelei.