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Rabbit & Hare Statues (page 1)

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Jackalope
Fort Worth, TX
This eight foot tall Jackalope statue was created by Nancy Lamb in 1983 for the Jackalope Store, a pottery and gardening store. The store occupied a former gas station built in 1960 as a Humble station. The statue was installed on the canopy. The 8-foot-tall statue was made with chicken wire, papier-mache and fiberglass. In 2001, when a used car dealership moved into the building, they kept the statue. The building is now occupied by RLB Sales and Leasing. The mythical Jackalope is a jackrabbit with antelope horns. For more, see this website. [map]

Jackalope
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]

Jackalope
Douglas, WY
Jackalope
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.

Jackalopes
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 Agan Rabbit 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.

Jackrabbit
Staunton, IL
Jackrabbit
[gone]
Caseville, MI
Jackrabbit
Bellflower, CA
Jackrabbit
Lake Ozark, MO
Jackrabbit
Odessa, TX
Jackrabbit
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.

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