Giant Bears (page 1)

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Giant Bear
Warrenton, VA
Giant Bear
Johnstown, NY
Giant Bear
Charlemont, MA
The five foot tall bear statues shown in this row and the one below were produced by International Fiberglass.

The Bear in Warrenton is located on the roof of Clark Brothers Gun Shop. [map]

The Bear in Johnstown stands on the roof of Bear Muffler. [second photo thanks DinerFan] [map]

The Bear in Charlemont is located at the Big Indian Gift Shop, now known as Native Views. [map]

Giant Bear
Brockton, MA
Giant Bear
Campbell, CA
The Bear in Brockton is installed on top of the sign for Happy Bear Brakes. [map]

The Bear in Campbell is located at Campbell Automotive. The "Happy Bear" sign indicates that the shop uses Bear Manufacturing equipment. [map]

Giant Bear
Oakhurst, CA
This Bear is located in front of a Century 21 office. The statue is referred to as the Talking Bear. When a visitor pushes a button nearby, a recording about grizzly bears plays. It has been there since 1963. The voicebox was added later. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Bear
Fillmore, UT
Giant Bear
Kinston, VA
This Bear in Fillmore is located at a Chevron gas station. [map]

This Bear in Kinston is installed at the entrance to Neuseway Nature Park. [map]

Ashton, ID
Brown Bear Car Wash
Tacoma, WA
These Bears are installed in front of the Frostop Drive-in. The one on the left is the same design as those shown in the row above. [map]

The Brown Bear Car Wash chain has nearly 50 locations throughout Washington. I believe most, if not all of them, have a variety of bear statues. [map]

Giant Bear
Winter, WI
Giant Bear
Dubois, WY
The Bear in Winter stands in front of Red's Big Bear Lodge. [map]

This fiberglass Bear statue in Dubois is made from the same mold as the one in Winter. It is installed in front of the Black Bear Inn. [map]

Giant Bear
Hill City, MN
This Bear statue is located in the town park. It was produced by FAST is about nine feet tall. The statue was installed in 1985. [map]

Giant Bear
Vulcan, MI
This Giant Bear was created by John Radlovic in 2000. It is 17 feet tall and 28 feet long. [map]

Los Osos, CA
There are two of these cast concrete Bear statues in Los Osos at the entrances to the town. The translation of "Los Osos" is "The Bears." They were created by Paula Zima in 1992. The statues are lit at night and are dressed up for certain holidays. They are about three feet long. For more, see this website. [map]

Golden Bear
Stockton, CA
Golden Bear
Klamath, CA
The Golden Bear in Stockton is one of two statues installed in front of the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. They have been there since the building was completed in 1925. [map]

This Golden Bear in Klamath is installed at the foot of the Klamath River Bridge. There are four of these cast-metal bears, two at each end of the bridge. They have been there since 1926. The statues were originally brown but have been painted gold since the late 1950s or early 1960s. The California Golden Bear is now extinct though it still appears on the state's flag. [map]

Grizzly Bear and Salmon
Crescent, OR
This Grizzly Bear and Salmon statue has been on the roof of Ken's Sporting Goods since the late 1980s. The fiberglass statue is about 16 1/2 foot tall. Ken calls him "Griz". This store caters mostly to the hunting and fishing crowd but also sells liquor. [map]

Traverse City, MI
Bear and Cub
Mackinaw City, MI
The Traverse City Bear and Mackinaw City Bear are installed above the entrances to the Bear Company clothing stores. I believe there are only these two locations. The Traverse City location was built in 2008. The Mackinaw City store has closed. The bears were still there in 2015. [Traverse City map]; [Mackinaw City map]

Gentle Ben
Wilsonville, OR
Cook, MN
Grizzly Bear
Hoquiam, WA
Bear and Moose
Griffith, IN
This Gentle Ben wood-carved statue is eight feet tall. It is located at Morey's Landing Park. Walt Morey wrote the children's book "Gentle Ben" in 1965. This statue was stolen in 2012 and recovered. [map]

This Bear statue in Cook is installed in front of a residence. [map]

The Grizzly Bear statue in Hoquiam stands at Hoquiam High School, the Home of the Grizzlies. It has been here since at least 2004. It is about 15 feet tall and made of wood. [map]

These Bear and Moose statues in Griffith are located on the roof of American Natural Resources which specializes in taxidermy. The store opened in 1975. [map]

Black Bear & Cub
Mesa, AZ
Dundee, MI
This Black Bear & Club sculpture is entitled "Bearly Fishin". The bronze sculpture is six feet tall. It was created by Brady Fairbanks. The sculpture has been here since around 2008. [map]

This pair of Bears in Dundee was installed in front of a Cabela's store in 2000. The 24 foot tall bronze sculpture is entitled "Fierce Encounter". It was created by Mike Hamby. [map]

Sonora, CA
Coarsegold, CA
This Bear statue in Sonora stands in front of Jeb's Hill Country Cooking restaurant. [map]

These Bear sculptures in Coarsegold are installed in a fountain in front of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. There bear shown on the left used to swat at a leaping salmon. I did not see the fish when these photos were taken in 2014. The sculptures were made by Mario Chiodo for the resort which opened in 2003. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Santa Cruz, CA
Grizzly Bear
Utica, IL
Bear & Salmon
Ottawa, ON
Grizzly Bear
Richland, WA
This pair of Bears in Santa Cruz are located at the entrance to the Clearview Court mobile home park. [map]

This Grizzly Bear is installed in a fountain in front of Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. [map]

This bronze Bear & Salmon sculpture in Ottawa is installed at the entrance to the Sparks Street Mall. [map]

This Grizzly Bear in Richland is located at the Uptown Mall in front of the Uptown Triplex Theatre. The eight foot tall bronze bear was created by Max Turner in 2006. [map]

Blue Bear
Los Angeles, CA
Big Blue Bear
Denver, CO
The Blue Bear in Los Angeles is installed on the roof of the parking garage for American Rag Cie, a clothing store. The statue appears to be a wood carving. It has been there since at least 2014 when it was painted pink. [map]

This 40 foot tall Big Blue Bear in Denver was created by Lawrence Argent. It is officially titled "I See What You Mean". The sculpture was installed here at the Convention Center in 2005. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Afton, WY
Old Ephraim
Montpelier, ID
Alamosa, CO
This Bear in Afton was created by Jonathan the Bear Man. He peers into the window of the Mountain Valley Gallery which features Jonathan's work. There are other bears installed outside the store. I don't know if this sculpture was inspired by the Big Blue Bear described above in Denver, CO. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This sculpture of Old Ephraim represents a notorious grizzly bear that lived from around 1911-1923. The 10 foot tall bear became famous for killing sheep in northern Utah. He was killed by an Idaho sheepherder at this site. This stone statue was created by Jonathan the Bear Man. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

This bronze sculpture of Mose was commissioned by Adams State College. It was created by Jim Gilmore and installed on the campus in 2006. The grizzly bear is the college's mascot. The sculpture is 12 feet tall. Mose was ferocious grizzly bear that was killed around 1904. For more, see this website. [map]

Big Bear
Indio, CA
The Big Bear sculpture was created by Don Kennell in 2015 for the Coachella Music Festival. The sculpture is 20 feet tall and made of steel plates. The bear holds a swing in his left hand. He held a disco ball lantern in his right hand originally. The sculpture was located at the El Dorado Polo Club when these photos were taken in 2017. I don't know if this is a temporary or permanent location. For more, see this website.

Giant Bear [gone]
Downington, PA
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Teddy Bear
Luxemburg, WI
Teddy Bear
Kansas City, MO
The Bear sculpture in Downington is located at the entrance of Firecreek Restaurant & Bar. This photo is from 2010. Firecreek closed in 2013. Stella Rossa Ristorante opened soon after that and was renamed Barra Rossa in 2014. The bear statue is gone.

The bear is the University of Central Arkansas's mascot. This concrete bear is installed at Estes Stadium. He was built around 1950. I believe this carved wooden bear is from the late 1990s. He is installed in a building next to the stadium.

The Teddy Bear statue in Luxemburg stands in front of Deb's Daycare. These photos are from 2011. By 2013, the bear's sweater had been painted blue. [map]

The Teddy Bear statue in Kansas City is displayed at the American Jazz Museum. It was most likely part of a 2002 "March of the Teddy Bears" art project when 150 statues were displayed around the city.

Teddy Bears
Dallas, TX
These Teddy Bears were created by Jerry Williams of Barre Sculpture Studios and installed in Lakeside Park in 1995. They are carved from granite. For more, see this website. [map]

Teddy Bears
Tyler, TX
This pair of Teddy Bears are installed at the Children's Park which opened in 2004. The granite Bears where created by Jerry Williams who made the ones in Dallas shown above. [map]

More Teddy Bear Statues:
FAO Schwarz (Orlando, FL) [gone]
Vermont Teddy Bear (Shelburne, VT)

Black Bear
Northome, MN
Willie's [gone]
Harrisville, MI
Owosso, MI
Amarillo, TX
West Yarmouth, MA
The carved wood Black Bear in Northome has been downtown since at least 1995. It is about 15 feet tall. Northome is known as the Big Bear Capitol and holds an annual Bear Fest. [map]

This carved wooden Bear at Wigwam Willie's had mechanical paws with guns that moved up and down. This photo is from 2011. By 2015, the business and statue were gone.

The Bear in Owosso stands next to the Owosso Carpet Center. The statue was installed by the carpet store that was here previously. It is cemented in place to prevent it from being stolen for pranks. The bear was wearing an apron and chef's hat for Father's Day when this photo was taken in 2011. The store dresses him in different outfits throughout the year. In 2005, a naming contest was held. The bear was named Oliver after James Oliver Curwood, a famous author from Owosso. This type of bear statue is usually found at mini golf courses. [map]

The Bear in Amarillo is located at Today's Style Too which has many other animal statues for sale. The bear is made of aluminum and might have been based on a fiberglass statue. [map]

Martin, a concrete grizzly bear statue, was created by T.J. Neil in 1975. Neil was a local artist that produced many statues for mini golf courses and other businesses. This nine foot tall bear statue is located in front of the ZooQuarium which was originally known as the Aqua Circus. There was a dolphin statue located there as well. These photos are from 2011. The ZooQuarium closed in 2013 but the statue is still there. [map]

Bear Fountain
Berkeley, CA
This Bear Fountain was built in 1911. It was destroyed in 1958 when it was hit by a truck. It was recreated in 1996. The bears were decorated for the Christmas/Hanukkah season when these photos were taken in 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Grumpy Bear's Retreat
Inyokern, CA
Grumpy Bear's Retreat features this concrete bear reclining while fishing.

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