Is there any more prominent of a cultural icon from the 1970s and 80s than André Roussimoff, a.k.a. André the Giant? From his phenomenal career in wrestling that included at least 5,000 matches to his many appearances on television and in movies (“The Princess Bride” may be our favorite…), the gentle giant known as André captured the hearts of people all over the world.

Never been to Ellerbe and wondering where it is in North Carolina? It’s 77 miles east of Charlotte, 90 miles southwest of Raleigh and only 58 miles west of Fayetteville. It’s just the right distance for a day trip! Learn more about the Rankin Museum and check the museum’s hours here.

Do you remember André the Giant? Ever watch him wrestle (in person!)?? What’s your favorite Roussimoff movie? You know ours!

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