Goofy Giant Things!

I honestly have no idea how many goofy giant things populate our fine state. I know of two giant chairs, and I know I will be exploiting my small child by sitting him in them. I’m sure there are other goofy giant things that I will find on my travels. Some will have stories, some will not.

Without further ado…

1. Giant Goofy Rocking Chair, Avon

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Since you must know, there is indeed a story associated with this chair… Not the most interesting story I’ve ever read, but but here it is anyway.

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2. Giant Goofy Jack-in-a-Box, Middletown

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It’s amazing to me that there isn’t a line to see this attraction – the world’s largest, by the way – on a daily basis. It’s truly unique, original and yes, goofy. Unfortunately the mechanical part of the operation wasn’t operational on the freezing cold January day Damian and I visited, but you’ll get the gist from the following piece on Roadside America, which has better pictures too.

Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Center store certainly deserves a post of its own, but Damian wasn’t feeling like perusing the day we were there. But we’ll be back… For as Wild Bill says, “my store also has the world’s largest “bobbing head” on the front of the building.” (Here it is.)

Wild Bill’s Homepage – “The Home of Strange Things”

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3. Giant Goofy Adirondack Chair, Middletown

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Does Middletown have a weird Giant Goofy Things obsession? Baldwin Furniture is an out-of-the-way furniture manufactory and store, though the store appears to rarely be open. No matter, their giant chair is outside. Damian thought it was rather funny, actually.

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4. Giant Goofy Patio Chair, Ellington

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Poor Kloter Farms suffered a big fire in 2012 and lost a ton of inventory. Fortunately, they are huge and occupy 5 other buildings in Ellington. Pro Tip: Take your kids here for an hour and let them play on the 20 or so playscapes on display. They love it. (The kids that is, not sure about Kloter Farms.)

Anyway, they have a giant Adirondack Chair too.

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5. Goofy Giant Cow, Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

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Despite having been to the zoo 4 times now I think, I never thought to capture the magic of their giant cow. So here you are, juxtaposed with my two not-so-giant boys.

The Beardsley carries on, doing what they do, in the face of budgetary woes and such. It’s not the greatest zoo in the world and doesn’t have that many exotics, but in a way, that’s a good thing. No one needs to see a polar bear in a box in Bridgeport.

So I applaud them for having a farm exhibit area with all the animals we see elsewhere around Connecticut (to some degree.) And this cow welcomes visitors to that area.

Giant. Cow.

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3 responses to “Goofy Giant Things!”

  1. Rob says:

    When I first saw Jack-in-a-box I was expecting some depressing highway in Modesto CA with you and Damian ordering out of some clown’s mouth, but not THAT Jack-in-a-box…..

  2. honeybunny says:

    Does Damian wonder why he lives in a land of Giants?

    hb

  3. Rob B. says:

    There is another giant adirondack chair on RT 79 in Durham, about a 1/4 mile south of the Rt17/Rt79 split. I’m guessing, due to it’s location, it’s where the guy who own’s Baldwin’s lives.

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