This Bizarre Roadside Attraction In South Carolina Will Turn Your Head
For those driving along Interstate 85 near Gaffney, South Carolina, the bizarre, head-turning roadside attraction known as The Peachoid draws attention each and every time you pass it. The enormous steel and concrete erection is actually a one million gallon water tower – in the shape of a giant peach.
Built in 1981, The Peachoid turns 40 this year, yet it feels to some like it's been around forever.
It was crafted by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, who cleverly inserted a cleft into the peach's backside.
Artist Peter Freudenberg is credited with masterfully painting The Peachoid to look like a perfectly plump, ripe, and ready to eat peach.
But why a peach? Afterall, isn't our neighbor to the west
known as the Peach State?
While that may be true, Georgia actually falls behind South Carolina in annual peach production each year. California is ranked number one in peach production. South Carolina, Georgia, and New Jersey respectively rank two, three, and four.
Want to see The Peachoid up close? You can! Just get off at exit 92 and turn onto Peachoid Road.
Have you ever seen The Peachoid from Interstate 85. What did you think?
South Carolina is no stranger to oddball things you can see from the road. For more like this:
11 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In South Carolina That Will Make You Look Twice and 10 Oddly Gigantic Items You Can Only Find In South Carolina And Can’t Stop Staring At.
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Peachoid Rd, Gaffney, SC 29341, USA