These Dala horses have been added over the years, with a fresh infusion in 2020.
These Keepers of the Plain statues were created in 2017 and 2020.
These tiny rhinoceroses have been added over the years.
These statues were part of 25 Ducks on the Mag Mile. They were scheduled to be on display through August 9, 2020, but were still there when we visited in early September.
These two statues were part of the Horses of Honor art program in 2017.
These two statues were part of a series of Dala horses created for SWEA International's 25th Anniversary to share with American and international SWEA organizations. We saw the horse on the left at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago and the horse on the right at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.
These Kansas Jayhawk statues were part of the Jayhawks on Parade series in 2003.
These Ichabod Washburn statues were part of the Ichabods Around Town series in 2015.
Amarillo's Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse statue collection was started in 2002.
Slidell's Pelicans on Parade were created in 2013.
These guitars are likely left over from the fourth GuitarMania event in 2012.
These don't really match the theme of this page, but they're just as collectible.
This duck statue was one of Highland, Indiana's 2003 Downtown Ducks. This duck is at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
First created in 2008, these heron statues were restored for a 10th anniversary display in 2018.
These two were members of the Mastodons on Parade, created in 2004 to celebrate Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's 40th anniversary.
Bucky on Parade was in full swing when we visited Madison.
French sculptor Laurence Jenkell's Flag Candy sculptures are being exhibited inside New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal.
This puma statue on the left was titled "Sky Prowler" and was part of the "Pumas on Parade" exhibit in 2005 sponsored by the San Juan Mountains Association. Attempts to find more statues in nearby towns were unsuccessful, but we happened upon a second one quite by chance two years later in Moab, Utah.
These were part of Oklahoma City's "Spirit of the Buffalo" statues in 2004.
We encountered two cows in Monroe, Wisconsin, then quite a few more in New Glarus, just up the road. These have the same mix of head-up/head-down body styles seen on other cow statues further down on this page.
These Dala horse statues were part of a dozen that were created in 2006 for Gammelgården Museum's Dala Hast Fest.
These elk statues were among 30 placed in 2011 as part of "Elkhart on Parade" which raised funds for CAPS, a child abuse prevention agency.
In 2014, the Elkhart General Hospital Foundation created and sold 20 fiberglass heart statues. Get it? Elk and heart? Elkhart?
These statues were part of the 2016 Indiana Association of United Ways' Bison-tennial Art Project, which aims to place a bison statue in each of Indiana's counties. We spotted the second one in Hammond in 2019, and the next two in downtown Indianapolis in 2020.
These statues were all located at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. The first three were part of the 2006 Pronghorn Pride Initiative Project. The fourth was from the 2007 version.
Cheyenne has 19 large cowboy boot sculptures scattered around town. They are eight feet tall and have been painted to showcase Wyoming's and Cheyenne's history.
These identical statues were in a duty free store at the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten.
These roosters date back to at least 2010, according to the Internet.
The Elephant Parade, featuring brightly painted elephant statues, was underway from June to September 2015.
As we walked through the dock area, we passed this rhinocerous statue, one of the Go Rhinos collection on display in Southampton in 2013.
We spotted this donkey statue in a building on LeFebvre Street. It was part of the Guernsey Donkey Parade in 2011. We saw a second one later in the day but didn't catch a photo of it.
This penguin statue was part of the Liverpool Penguins series in 2009.
If you look very closely at the upper left window, you'll see a cow statue. He's a member of the 2014 Cow Parade in Glasgow.
These two statues might be unrelated as they appear to be the only two in Stockholm, but we're including them here anyway.
We only saw one statue from the 2012 Clearwater's Dolphins Trail in 2013. A friend posted a photo of another one in 2017, then we returned to the same welcome center to find a different one in 2018.
These friendly creatures are on display in front of the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta.
The Coca-Cola Museum features these scattered throughout the building.
We spotted only two of the several dozen terra cotta warrior replicas on display in the summer of 2012.
These are two of the United Buddy Bears from Germany and they now live permanently on the Kowloon waterfront.
Baseball players marked with a year and covered with memorabilia and clippings of the Minnesota Twins from that year were scattered throughout downtown Minneapolis as part of the "Twins Around Town" event marking 50 years of Minnesota Twins baseball.
We saw three different body styles of cow statues scattered across Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria. The first two are from Zurich, Switzerland, the third is from Oberalppass, Switzerland, the fourth is from Liechtenstein, and the last two are from Salzburg, Austria.
These were all over the lovely city of Bath and looked fairly new. Our favorite was the first one, which was mounted on the roof of a chocolate shop.
We only saw one lion in Olympiapark, but it was clearly part of an older statue event, so we did a little research. The lions date back to 2005 and were selected because the lion is the symbol of Munich.
It just took a few minutes to drive through this little town, but we saw two bears while we were there. I'm sure there would have been more if we'd taken the time to look. These turned out to be part of the United Buddy Bears as well.
These cows live at the Yankee Candle Store in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.
In 2004, the final Peanuts statue collection in St. Paul featured Snoopy and Woodstock.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Red Wing Boots, the town of Red Wing, Minnesota, featured boots scattered throughout the town in 2008.
While on a dinner cruise on the Nile River in Egypt, we spotted this display of bear statues along the bank. There were probably 100 statues in all, and they were identical to the bears we had seen in Berlin, Germany in 2002. We later learned that they were the very same: the United Buddy Bears on tour.
We packed up Claire and her wheelchair and headed north to Lafayette, Indiana on Tom's birthday to see their exhibit of frog statues. We had perfect weather as we strolled through downtown Lafayette. We also stopped by the Purdue campus in West Lafayette and got a shot of the Purdue frog at the Chauncey Hill Mall.
While stopping in Berea, Kentucky, on our way to a weekend in Asheville, North Carolina, we happened upon a display of hand statues. One, in front of the Berea College Crafts Store, was so new it was being installed when we photographed it. At this point, we officially had a collection of statue photos, and this page was born. In 2018, we saw a metal version of these statues at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, so we included it here too.
St. Paul followed up their popular Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy statues with Linus in the summer of 2003. As before, Jill was there with her grandparents to see them. We spotted another Linus statue 16 years later in Bemidji.
When Indianapolis decided to create a collection of statues in May 2003, it was an easy decision to feature race cars. Cars were scattered throughout the city, with a large concentration in the downtown area, including inside Circle Center Mall and around Monument Circle in the heart of downtown.
Jill missed St. Paul's 2001 display of Charlie Brown statues, but got to see the 2002 Lucy statues with her Grandma and Grandpa Schilling.
Berlin, Germany featured statues of bears in the summer of 2002. There were dozens representing countries around the world, arranged in a circle near the Brandenburg Gate. Bears of different designs were scattered throughout the city. The Statue of Liberty bear on the middle picture represented the United States of America. Our favorite, Cheese Bear, stood on the Kurfurstendamm.
Toronto had dozens of moose sculptures on display that fall.
In the summer of 2000, there were 75 Snoopy sculptures on display in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since we never made it up to Chicago to see their famous cow statues, this was the first time we had seen an art exhibit like this.
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