Visit: World’s Largest Tooth {Princeton, New Jersey}

by Cate on July 12, 2013

Over the last few months, we have visited the tallest and largest Buddha statue, the world’s largest frying pan, and a 34-foot tall statue of Mary. Why not the world’s largest tooth next?

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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!

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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!).

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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!

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Joanne July 13, 2013 at 5:16 am

I’ve taken the train to Princeton before but I don’t really remember the tooth…though I have a feeling I remember those statues of people!
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