Can You Identify These Statues From the United States?

By: J.P. Naomi

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Oh, Lady Liberty! While the Statue of Liberty sits in the New York City harbor getting all the glory, tons of other statues in the United States are waiting for their chance. Here it is! There are tons of statues within the 50 states. While some of them are more known than others, can you identify all of these statues?

When it comes to the statues in the United States, many of them show an important person or depiction of history. You'd find the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, sitting at his memorial in Washington, D.C. He is recognized for leading the Union in the Civil War to abolish slavery. Another popular statue is that of Mount Rushmore. Carved into the side of a mountain, this statue features the faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Although these are some of the most popular statues in the United States, you can't forget about the rest!

Can you recognize Christ of the Ozarks? A statue found in Arkansas, it heavily resembles the imagery of the Rio de Janeiro statue, Christ the Redeemer. A half-man, half-god statue, could you identify the Atlas that sits at Rockefeller Center in New York City?

These statues are major shining lights in the United States. From Alaska to California to Maine, could you identify all these statues?

Will you come to life and come out on top of this quiz, or will you be frozen like these statues? Let's find out!

This granite statue is known as the Stone of Hope. It was carved by sculptor Lei Yixin and is located in West Potomac Park next to the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Apatosaurus means "deceptive lizard"! This statue of the "Wall Drug Dinosaur" is located in Wall, South Dakota and was completed in 1968 by Emmet Sullivan.

The Johnny Kaw statue is located in Manhattan, Kansas. It was created by William Stewart and completed in 1966.

This replica was created by Alan LeQuire in 1990 and it is located in in Nashville, Tennessee. Le Quire's specialty is large-scale work!

Atlas is a bronze statue located in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It is 45 feet tall!

Bellerophon Taming Pegasus is an outdoor sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz, depicting Bellerophon and Pegasus. It was the final sculpture worked on by Lipchitz, and was completed after his death in 1973. It is located in New York City.

The Eternal Indian statue is also known as the Black Hawk Statue. It was sculpted by Lorado Taft between 1908 - 1911. It is located in Oregon, Illinois overlooking Rock River.

The Keeper of the Plains is a 44-foot Cor-Ten steel sculpture by Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin. It stands at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers in Wichita, Kansas.

The Golden Driller is a 75-foot-tall, 43,500-pound statue of an oil worker, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is the fifth-tallest statue in the United States!

Brontosaurus, also known as "Dinny the Dinosaur" is located in Cabazon, California. It was created by Claude K. Bell in 1978 and is made from concrete over a steel frame.

This statue of Ceres stands atop the Chicago Board of Trade Building in Chicago, Illinois. It is made from aluminum and was created by John Storrs in 1930.

Our Lady Of The Rockies is located high atop the Continental Divide overlooking Butte, Montana. It is the 4th-tallest statue in the United States!

There are many statues of Paul Bunyan around the country! This fiberglass one is located at the Paul Bunyan Historical Museum in Akeley, Minnesota. It was created in 1985 by Dean Krotzer.

Pegasus and Dragon is located on Hallandale Beach in Florida. It is made of bronze and steel and stands 100 feet tall!

Columbia Triumphant sits atop the center pylon of the Maine Monument located in Central Park in New York City. She is being drawn in a seashell chariot by three sea horses.

The Jolly Green Giant statue is located in Blue Earth, Minnesota. It was created by Creative Displays F.A.S.T. Corporation in 1979 and stands 55 feet tall!

Diana of the Tower is an iconic statue by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It once stood atop the tower of Madison Square Garden from 1893 to 1925. but since 1932, it has been in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Apotheosis of St. Louis is a statue of King Louis IX of France, namesake of St. Louis, Missouri. It was built between 1904 - 1906 and is located in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.

Civic Fame was created by Adolph Alexander Weinman in 1914. Made of gilded copper, it stands atop a municipal building in Manhattan, New York City.

This statue of Theodore Roosevelt is made of bronze and stands 5.6 feet tall. Created by Paul Manship in 1967, it is located at the Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial along the Potomac River in Washington, DC.

Birth of the New World is the tallest statue within the United States territory. Located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, it depicts Christopher Columbus and three masts. It is known as La Estatua de Colón.

Pioneer Woman is made of bronze and was created by Bryant Baker in 1930. It resides in Ponca City, Oklahoma and was donated to the state by millionaire oilman E.W. Marland.

Miss Pocahontas is 25 feet tall and is made of steel, wood and fiberglass. It was made by W.C. Ballard in 1956 and is located in ... Pocahontas, Iowa of course!

Located at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, the Orpheus statue is located at the Francis Scott Key Monument. It commemorates Key's writing of The Star-Spangled Banner.

The Rocket Thrower is a bronze sculpture by American sculptor Donald De Lue. Created for the 1964 New York World's Fair, it is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens.

The Vision of Peace is a statue in the three-story memorial concourse lobby along the Fourth Street entrance of the Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was created by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles and stands 38-feet high.

The Iron Man statue is a figure of an iron miner located at the entrance to the Minnesota Discovery Center just outside Chisholm, Minnesota. It stands 85 feet tall and was completed in 1987 out of iron ore by Jack E. Anderson.

Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey. It is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America.

Portlandia is a sculpture by Raymond Kaskey and is based on the design of the city seal. It is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States, after the Statue of Liberty.

The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. It stands 56-feet tall and depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of fire and forge.

This marble statue of Benjamin Franklin is located in the rotunda of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the national memorial for him and was created by James Earle Fraser in 1938.

The Goddess of Victory and Peace statue stands atop the pavilion located at the Pennsylvania State Memorial Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania. The statue was cast from melted-down cannons.

The Hermann Heights Monument is a statue in New Ulm, Minnesota. The statue, sculpted by Alfonz Pelzer, depicts Hermann the Cheruscan - the Chieftain of the Cherusci tribe.

Christ of the Ozarks was created by Emmet Sullivan in 1966. Made of cast concrete, it sits high atop Magnetic Mountain in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Dignity, also known as Dignity of Earth & Sky, is a sculpture overlooking the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota. It depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains-style dress receiving a star quilt.

The statue of Don Juan de Oñate is also known as The Equestrian. It stands 36 feet tall and is located at the El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas.

Forever Marilyn is a GIANT statue of Marilyn Monroe designed by Seward Johnson. The statue is a representation of one of the most famous images of Monroe, taken from the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. It stands 26 feet tall!

The Fountain of Time is also known as just Time. It was sculpted by Lorado Taft, and despite most statues being tall in height, this one is wide in length! It measures 126 feet across. It is located in Washington Park in Chicago, Illinois.

The Statue of Liberty is also known as Liberty Enlightening the World. It is a massive copper statue standing 151 feet tall. It was gifted to the United States by the people of France and dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The American Volunteer is a 21-foot tall granite statue that is also known as The American Soldier, and its nickname is "Old Simon." It is the centerpiece of the Antietam National Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Thatcher Memorial Fountain is a fountain located in Denver, Colorado. It was created by sculptor Lorado Taft and dedicated in 1918. The central figure represents "The State" / "Colorado" surrounded by three groups of Loyalty, Love and Learning.

Ad Astra is a bronze depiction of a Kansa warrior aiming an arrow at the North Star. It stands atop the Capitol dome in Topeka, Kansas and was created by artist Richard Bergen.

Tuong Phat Quan Am is located in Sugar Land, Texas at the Vietnamese Buddhist Center. Standing 72-feet tall, it is one of the tallest statues in the United States.

Made of granite in 1898, the Myles Standish Monument is located at the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Myles Standish was one of the first settlers and founders of Duxbury.

The Victory statue is also known as "Miss Indiana." It was sculpted by George Brewster in 1893 and sits atop the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The William Penn statue is located at Philadelphia City Hall in Pennsylvania. Penn was the founder of the state of Pennsylvania.

This statue of Samuel Adams was created by Anne Whitney. It is located in front of Faneuil Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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