Frog Statues

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Frog Bridge
Willimantic, CT
The Frog Bridge is also known as the Thread City Crossing. There are four bronze frogs perched on thread spools which are symbolic of the city's cotton mill past. The frogs are part of a local legend. The 11-foot-tall statues were created by Leo Jensen from 1999-2001. For more, see this website. [map]

Bellevue, WA
Goldiwarts is installed at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. The bronze sculpture was created by Lon Brusselback.

Kermit the Frog
Los Angeles, CA
Frog Fountain
Hot Springs, AR
Giant Frog
Shenandoah Caverns, VA
Kermit the Frog stands at the entrance to Jim Henson Studios. He was installed in 2000. The 12-foot-tall statue is dressed like Charlie Chaplin's "Little Tramp" character. The building was originally Charlie Chaplin Studios. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Frog Fountain stands in front of the Central Park Fusion Cuisine restaurant. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, the Frog had been painted green. The restaurant is now Tootsie's. [map]

The Giant Frog in Shenandoah Caverns is installed in front of the Yellow Barn which opened in 2007.

Dallas, TX
These three Frogs were originally installed on the roof of the Tango Club in Dallas where they were dubbed the "Tango Frogs". There were originally six frogs, produced in 1983 by Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. The statues are ten feet tall and made of urethane and steel. The statues violated Dallas' sign regulations because of their size and placement but they were finally allowed to stay. In 1984, the Tango Club closed and the statues were sold at auction. In 1985, the six Frogs were put on display at the Carl's Corner truck stop an hour south of Dallas. In 1990, Carl's Corner burned down but the Frogs were unharmed. Three were sold to the Chuy's restaurant chain. They moved around to different locations before settling in Houston, TX. In 2013, those three statues were moved to a location in Nashville, TN where they remain today. The other three Frogs were moved to the yard of the former owner of Carl's Corner. In 2014, those statues were moved back to their original rooftop location in 2014. The building then housed the Taco Cabana. These photos are from 2017. In 2020, that restaurant closed and the statues were moved to the Truck Yard. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Gautier, MS
These Frogs were previously installed at the Singing River Mall in Gautier in the early 1980s. The mall was demolished in 2014. The Frogs were installed on the roof of Clark's Attic in 2017. This photo is from 2019. [map]

Harpersville, AL
This Frog statue is installed in front of the Copper Frog pottery shop. It is about 15 feet tall and made of copper. It has been there since at least 2011. The store appears to be closed but the statue is still there. [map]

Giant Frog [gone]
Muncie, IN
This Giant Frog stood in front of Dick Carnal's Ceramic Tile & Carpet. Another frog was part of the tile mosaic sign that ran the entire length of the store. The store, which opened around 1952, as Ceramic Tile & Marble became Carnal's Ceramic Tile & Carpet in 1969. The giant frog was installed in 1975. The store closed in 2005 and by 2010 the cement frog and the mosaic were gone.

Fontana, WI
This Frog was built in 1964 for Frog Hollow Miniature Golf which is long gone. There is also a small lighthouse which remains. The Frog is 14 feet tall and made of concrete. There is a door in front. Fontana was once known as Frog Hollow because of the number of marshes and frogs. These photos are from 2011. The statue was restored in 2012 and was declared a landmark. For more, see this website. [map]

Rodessa, LA
Monsieur Jacques
Rayne, LA
This Frog in Rodessa is one of two installed on brick columns with inscriptions of "ALABAMA" and "GEORGIA". The statues pay tribute to the people that came from those two states and settled in the area. This part of Rodessa was named Frog Level back in the 1800s. This memorial was produced by the Fix-It-Well Company in 1976. The frogs were sculpted by Buster Dunn. For more, see this website. [map]

Monsieur Jacques was built in 2006 by Hebert's Machine Shop. There are some smaller frog statues and murals of frogs around Rayne which claims to be the frog capital of the world. The statue is named after the Frenchman, Jacques Weil, who exported frog legs from Rayne in the late 1800s. For more, see this website. [map]

Boston, MA
These two bronze Frogs were created by David Phillips in 2002. They are four feet tall and located next to the Tadpole Playground next to the Frog Pond at Boston Common. There are four other frog statues installed here. [map]

Musical Frogs
West Bend, WI
Frog Rock
Congress, AZ
These Musical Frogs were installed in front of the West Bend Art Museum when this photo was taken in 2011. Around 2013, they were moved to the Eisenbahn State Trail next to the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. The copper sculpture was created by Beau Smith. Smith has been making these frogs since around 1985. This trio had been at the museum since at least 1999. For more, see this website.

This Frog Rock is visible in the distance from Highway 89. The rocks have been painted this way since 1928. [map]

There is another painted Frog Rock in Waynesville, MO.

Horned Frog
Fort Worth, TX
Horned Frog
Fort Worth, TX
These Horned Frog sculptures are installed at TCU, Texas Christian University. The horned frog or horny toad, technically a horned lizard, is the school's mascot and the state reptile of Texas.

The first sculpture above was installed in front of Amon G. Carter Stadium in 2013. The bronze sculpture was created by Paul Tadlock. [map]

The second sculpture above is made of steel and displayed in front of Dave Reed Hall. It was created by Seppo Aarnos and installed in 1984. [map]

More Frog Statues:
Grand Rapids, MI
Dublin, OH [map]
Charleston, SC: 1, 2, 3
Nashville, TN

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