Big Blue Bug In Rhode Island Just Might Be The Strangest Roadside Attraction Yet

Some states have majestic eagles or billowing palm trees as icons. But in Rhode Island, we have something much better: a giant blue insect. Big Blue Bug has been a part of the Providence skyline for as long as we can remember, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s how this enormous termite replica came to be.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Some might think Providence’s unofficial “mascot” is a bit bizarre. And perhaps it is. But we love our Big Blue Bug, just like we can appreciate these other Rhode Island roadside attractions.

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