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Giant Roller Skate

12099 Marsh Rd, Bealeton, Virginia 22712 USA

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“At the Roller Works Family Skating Center”

Yes, one of the wonders of the modern World giant roller skate made entirely of wood and plaster - graces the side of Highway 17 (referred to as Marsh Road along this stretch of Virginia highway) in Bealeton, Virginia. Bealeton is a census-designated place in Fauquier County, found at the intersection of State Route 28 and Highway 17. Bealeton is also home to one of the last barnstorming air shows in the US - but more about that later. Seems like the perfect place to stop for a break, perhaps skate for a bit - and could there be a better photo op?

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Reviewed by
asdf

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 06, 2021
Rated 5.0

It's still here! Quirky roadside photo op, exactly the type of thing that makes Roadtripper great!

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Reviewed by
Faith2085

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 09, 2014

definitely not big. but its literally right on the freeway

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
FragileEarth

  • 7 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
May 16, 2014

Not as big as i thought it would be, but its just kooky enough to demand a stop if you are nearby! =)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LindseySterner

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 30, 2019

This is about the size of an SUV & is in front of a church now

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Reviewed by
pchak

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December 28, 2017
Rated 4.0

We have driven by and snapped photos over the past several years on our way to the OBX. It really isn't that big, but we skate competitively (so a little biased), and it's supposedly "the world's largest". At any rate, there are fewer pieces of Americana such as this. Enjoy it while you can. The landlord forced the rink to close, but hopefully, the skate will continue to be a roadside attraction.

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Reviewed by
Annieruoakhey

  • 2 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
May 24, 2017
Rated 5.0

Big enough to sit on top of and it looks like it was fixed. Was definitely a fun stop for a quick leg stretch!

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AmySnopek

  • 18 Reviews
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July 28, 2016
Rated 2.0

Right off the highway. In rough shape. Propped up by wooden planks. Would stop again just because it's so easy to get to.

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Giant Roller Skate

12099 Marsh Rd
Bealeton, Virginia
22712 USA

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