Another find, courtesy of the awesome Roadside America app, we hit this oddity a few weeks back when we were in Princeton for the afternoon. It is a replica of a human molar and stands an impressive 15 feet tall. It is on Sloan Avenue, in front of an industrial-type warehouse facility, across the street from the train station, and was very easy to find. Standing next to it, there are statues of a couple, looking very confused. I would be confused too if I suddenly discovered a fifteen foot tall tooth on the side of the road!
On the opposite side of the highway, we discovered a few more sculptures of a Mariachi Band. They are the creation of J. Seward Johnson (an American artist, and the son of the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson), and they are leased to various cities to display. When they don’t have a tour date, they come back here in the interim, so that was a fun, unexpected perk while we were paying our respects to the tooth.
Also! Right near the dancing couple and the Mariachi Band, there is a big metal statue of King Lear (from Shakespeare), again made by J. Seward Johnson. This one, given its location, was tough to get a picture of (side of the highway, no shoulder, only exit lane, so good luck!).
This Roadside America app is definitely a go-to of mine when we’re hitting the road, whether it’s local or not. Discovering these fun little oddities are a great way to break up some time in the car, like a giant scavenger hunt.
Alright folks, with that I’m off for the weekend. Have an awesome one!J. Seward Johnson, New Jersey, Princeton, road trip, Roadside America, tallest Buddha, world's largest frying pan, world's largest tooth