Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Wacinton of Paducah, Kentucky

When I pulled up at the edge of Noble Park in Paducah the word “Wow,” escaped from me. Even though it was the 10th Whispering Giant I visited, I didn’t expect how striking his appearance would be in person.

Having seen Wacinton in photos from other grand-tourers I knew that I had to see him, too. His sheer size is powerful. Wacinton stands 35 feet tall to the top of his feathers.

The wood appeared in good condition with no immediate signs of rot but there were several beehives attached. Other photos around the web show the Giant as having deep stained coloring but the sun and weather has faded it a bit.

I can officially say that this was my favorite Whispering Giant, unseating Rotaynah.

Though I am sure I will visit others in my travels in the future, the Team Strange Whispering Giant Grand Tour will come to a close on October 31st. It has been a great experience visiting these beautiful carvings and reading their stories.

wacinton whispering giant paducah kentucky
wacinton whispering giant paducah kentucky
wacinton whispering giant paducah kentucky

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Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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4 Responses

  1. Erin says:

    Wow is right!! Amazing and looks so real! Love it! Gotta remember if I travel through Kentucky this summer.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      It’s hard to imagine in photos, I’m sure but when you see a Whispering Giant in person they seem to have a “feeling” about them. They aren’t just passive blocks of wood. (Yes, I realize i sound like a nut.) I hope you get a chance to see one.

  2. Ry Austin says:

    Damn, Wacinton, you’re sportin’ one badass headdress!…

    Of the Whispering Giants you’ve shared here, this certainly is an imposing one.

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