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The World’s Largest Fire Hydrant Roadside Attraction

The World's Largest Fire Hydrant Roadside Attraction in Columbia, South Carolina

The World’s Largest Fire Hydrant roadside attraction can be found in Columbia, South Carolina. A quick stop off the interstate, this work of public art is worth a bit of a detour.

The giant fire hydrant was constructed in 2001 by artist Blue Sky who was inspired when a car hit a fire hydrant in his yard, causing the hydrant to lean. This 40- foot tall attraction that weighs in at 575,000 pounds is officially dubbed “Busted Plug”.

It was intended to be a working fountain and since the parking lot it currently sits in has been sold, there are hopes that when the roadside attraction is moved to a more prominent location, it will be fully-functional.

The World's Largest Fire Hydrant roadside attraction in Columbia, South Carolina

While stopping to check out the fire hydrant, look to the back of Busted Plug Plaza to see another well known attraction, a mural painted on the side of a building known as Tunnelvision.

Today you will find the World’s Largest Fire Hydrant at 1400 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29220, until it’s move sometime during 2014.

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Tiff @ Babes and Kids

Thursday 15th of May 2014

This is really cool. Amazing that it's fully functional.

trisha

Thursday 15th of May 2014

Oh wow, that would be hilarious fully functional but what kind of hose? LOL

Jessica Urgelles

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

Ha ha.. I didn't realize this even existed.

Michelle

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

I had no idea this existed, that is pretty cool! I also think it's awesome that it's fully functional.

Liz Mays

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

I always stop for this kind of thing too. How can you not? They're just so wacky!

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