Rabbit & Hare Statues

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Fort Worth, TX
This eight foot tall Jackalope statue was created in 1982 for the Jackalope Store, a pottery and gardening store. The statue is made with chicken wire, paper mache and fiberglass. It is now installed on the roof of RLB Sales and Leasing, a car dealership. The mythical Jackalope is a jackrabbit with antelope horns. For more, see this website. [map]

Mitchell, SD
2006: 2012:
This Jackalope statue stands in front of the Thunderbird Lodge which was previously named the Thunderbird Motel. By 2004, the statue was missing an antler. By 2010, the other antler had been removed. In 2016, the antlers were back. [map]

Douglas, WY
Douglas, WY
Douglas bills itself as the "Home of the Jackalope". The original Jackalope statue was built in 1965. It was stolen in 1977. Its replacement was destroyed by a pickup truck in 1984. In 1985, it was replaced with the eight foot tall statue shown in the top row above. It was installed securely in a downtown park. [map]

Around 2007, the city purchased the Jackalope statue shown in the second row above. It originally had fake fur and a saddle and looked like this. It is about 15 feet tall. The statue is located in front of the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center. [map]

There were plans to install an 80 foot tall Jackalope statue next to I-25. However, that was several years ago and nothing has been built. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Dubois, WY
These Jackalope statues are located at the Country Store, the convenience store at an Exxon station. The giant statue outside can be used for photo-ops. The interior of the store has a variety of Jackalope displays. The fur-covered statue, middle photos, has been there since at least the 1980s. It can also be "ridden" for photo-ops. For more, see this website. [map]

Jacky the Jackalope
Austin, TX
Jackalope & Jackrabbit
Dillon, SC
Jacky the Jackalope was installed in front of Red Velvet Events in 2018. The sculpture is 18 feet tall and was built by Ion Art. [map]

The Jackalope in Dillon was modeled (with horns added) after either the Stop Again Rabbit (see below) or, more likely, the Jack Rabbit in Joseph City. He is one of many statues at South of the Border, including the Jackrabbit, available for tourist photo-ops. For more about the place, see this page. [map]

Jack Rabbit
Joseph City, AZ
This Jack Rabbit is installed next to the Jack Rabbit Trading Post. This souvenir shop opened in 1949 and is still in operation. The statue is 12 feet tall. It is a replacement for the first statue which was worn out by tourists climbing on his back. This sign is across the street from the Trading Post on old Route 66. It is the last of several billboard signs located along Route 66 between Springfield, MO and Joseph City that advertised for the trading post. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Staunton, IL
Caseville, MI
Bellflower, CA
Lake Ozark, MO
Odessa, TX
Odessa, TX
The Jackrabbit in Staunton is located at Henry's Rabbit Ranch. It is nicknamed Big Bernie. For more, see this website. [map]

The Jackrabbit in Caseville was about eight feet tall. It was located at the Lemon Tree Marketplace. This photo is from 2008. By 2011, the statue was gone. [photo thanks Mark Comstock]

The Jackrabbit in Bellflower is installed on the roof of Blacksmith's Corner, a pet food and supply store. [map]

The Jackrabbit in Lake Ozark was located at Two-Bit Town when this photo was taken in 2010. Two-Bit Town closed around 2013. In 2016, it was announced that the statues from Two-Bit would be moving to a water park in town.

The first Jackrabbit in Odessa shown above was built in 1962. It is eight feet tall and made of fiberglass. This statue was nicknamed John Ben Rabbit after John Ben Shepperd, former President of the Chamber of Commerce and the man responsible for the statue's creation. It was produced by International Fiberglass. The statues in Bellflower and Lake Ozark appear to be from the same mold. For more, see this website [map]

The second Jackrabbit in Odessa shown above in the Hawaiian shirt is located at Dean's Marine. The statue has been there since at least 2007. [map]

Wall Drug
Wall, SD
These statues at Wall Drug are located behind the gigantic souvenir store. The interior is filled with all sorts of statues and tourist photo-ops. In addition to countless Wall Drug billboards on I-90, there is also a life-sized Dinosaur at the interstate exit.

Stop Agan Service Rabbit
Texarkana, TX

vintage postcard and 2003:

The Stop Agan Service gas station caught attention with a WWII surplus Cessna Bobcat airplane on its roof. The owner, L.E. Agan, had three or four other stations around town with planes on their roofs. They are all gone. The station shown in the postcard opened in 1945 and featured a saddled-up, six foot tall jackrabbit. At that point, the statue was brown and had a fur coat.

The station closed in the late 1950s. In 1968, another building replaced it to house Big Daddy's Pawn Shop, run by Agan's daughter. Although the plane was gone, the rabbit remained for tourists to pose with for the camera. The pawn shop closed in 2000 and still remains vacant. The rabbit was still there in 2003. By 2007, the rabbit had been moved behind the building and restored. By 2011, the rabbit had been moved to storage. In 2012, he was restored by Clint Wright and installed inside Dot's Ace Hardware. He has fur again and wears a new saddle. For more, see this website.

Giant Jackrabbit
Forney, TX
Giant Jackrabbit
Ralls, TX
The Jackrabbit in Forney is mounted on a pole downtown. The Jackrabbit is the local sports teams' mascot. [map]

The Jackrabbit in Ralls was carved by Cam Dockery from four elm trees in 2017. The sculpture is over 14 feet tall, making it the world's largest. The Jackrabbit is installed in front of the Dag Azam Park baseball and softball fields. The teams' mascot is the Jackrabbit. [map]

Giant Jackrabbit
Austin, TX
2008: 2018:
This fiberglass Jackrabbit was rescued from a dump in Dallas. The cowboy was made from a car muffler. The sculpture was produced around 1992 by Evan Voyles whose other creations and signs are scattered around Austin. The sculpture was installed above the entrance of the Uncommon Objects store. When the store moved to a new location in 2017, the sculpture was brought along and installed inside. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Giant Rabbit
Rabbittown, GA
Hatch, NM
The Rabbit in Rabbittown was installed in 1993 in front of the Rabbittown Café. The 20 foot tall rabbit waves to passing motorists from his pedestal. The statue is made from styrofoam and coated with fiberglass. He is a tribute to the town's survival through the Depression by raising rabbits for meat. [map]

From the feet and tail, this fiberglass statue in Hatch appears to be a Rabbit. I don't know if the round head is original or if it had rabbit ears previously. Does anyone recognize if this was a particular character or know where it might have come from? The statue is currently in storage at Franciscan RV.

Giant Rabbit
Queens, NY
Dancing Hares
Dublin, OH
St. Helena, CA
This Rabbit in Queens is about six feet tall. The statue stands in Harvey Park which was named after George Harvey in the 1950s. Harvey served as the Queens borough president from 1928-1941. This rabbit, a reference to the 1950 movie "Harvey", was installed in 1995. For more, see this website. [map]

The 15-foot tall Dancing Hares statue was created by Sophie Ryder. It was installed in Ballantrae Park in 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rabbit in St. Helena was created by Lawrence Argent. The 35-foot tall stainless steel sculpture is entitled "Bunny Foo Foo." It stands in the Hall Wines vineyard. Argent also created the Red Rabbit in Sacramento described below. For more, see this website. [map]

Des Moines, IA
Gateway, AR
Bugs Bunny
Casper, WY
The Hare sculpture in Des Moines is entitled "Thinker on a Rock". It was created by Barry Flanagan in 1997. The sculpture is installed in the Des Moines Art Center's Pappajohn Sculpture Park. [map]

This Rabbit in Gateway was originally painted pink and used on a parade float in the late 1980s. Later, the six foot tall fiberglass statue turned up at R.C.'s Family Style Restaurant. Around 2007, after the restaurant closed, a neighbor adopted the statue. He has been painted white and installed in her front yard. "Jack Rabbit" is decorated for various holidays. The rabbit's eyelids can be opened and closed from a rope inside the statue. For more, see this website. [map]

This Bugs Bunny statue is installed in front of Sanford's Grub & Pub. There is also a Daffy Duck statue here. These fiberglass statues are about 30 feet tall. These statues were originally installed in 1994 at the Warner Bros. Studio Store in Atlantic City, NJ. They were removed in 2001. There are about 10 Sanford's locations in Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and North Dakota. This is the only location with the statues. I believe it opened around 2007. [map]

Red Rabbit
Sacramento, CA
This Red Rabbit was installed at the Sacramento International Airport in 2011. The aluminum sculpture is 56 feet long and entitled "Leap." It depicts a rabbit leaping into a giant suitcase on the floor below. It was created by Lawrence Argent who is best known for his Blue Bear in Denver, CO. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Newport Beach, CA
These Rabbits were installed in 2013 on the walking trails near the Civic Center. The large rabbit shown in the top two photos is about eight feet tall. There is another one of this size elsewhere in the park. The smaller rabbits in the circle are about three feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Blacktail Jackrabbits
Tempe, AZ
These three Blacktail Jackrabbits are 8 to 14 feet tall and posed around a water fountain downtown. They are named Restful Rabbit, Groomer Rabbit, and Guard Rabbit. The sculptures were created by Mark Rossi in 1993. [map]

Reclining Jackrabbit
Chandler, AZ
This Reclining Jackrabbit was created by Mark Rossi who is responsible for the Jackrabbits in Tempe described directly above. This sculpture was installed in 1997 in front of the Wild Tree housing development. It is about 12 feet long. [map]

More Rabbit & Jackalope Statues:
Rabbit (San Jose, CA)
White Rabbit (Englewood, CO)
Brer Rabbit (Eatonton, GA)
Mr. Atterholt (Villa Rica, GA)
Cottontail on the Trail (Minneapolis, MN)
Hare on Bell (Minneapolis, MN)
Pink Jack Rabbit (Lake of the Ozarks, MO)
Rabbit (Cherokee, NC)
Jackalope (Wimberley, TX)

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