List of the tallest statues in the United States

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This list of the tallest statues in the United States ranks free-standing statues located in the United States based on their height from base to top.

Statue Location Height
m
Height
ft
Notes Completed Material Coordinates Photo Sculptor
Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) Liberty Island, New York 46 m 151 ft Stands upon a 47 m (154 ft) pedestal. 93 m (305 ft) total monument height.[1] 1886 cast copper on metal armature 40°41′21″N 74°02′40″W / 40.6892°N 74.0445°W / 40.6892; -74.0445 (Statue of Liberty (New York))
Majestic Liberty.jpg
Frédéric Bartholdi
Our Lady of the Rockies Butte, Montana 27 m 88.6 ft 1985 concrete base; stainless steel statue 46°0′1.7″N 112°26′46.58″W / 46.000472°N 112.4462722°W / 46.000472; -112.4462722 (Our Lady of the Rockies (Butte, Montana))
Our Lady of the Rockies.jpg
Laurien Eugene Riehl (designer)
National Monument to the Forefathers Plymouth, Massachusetts 25 m 81 ft [2] see article 1907 solid granite
Monument to the Forefathers 1.jpg
Golden Driller Tulsa, Oklahoma 23 m 75 ft [3] see article 1953 cast concrete and plaster, 36°08′01″N 95°55′52″W / 36.133638°N 95.931158°W / 36.133638; -95.931158 (Golden Driller (Tulsa, Oklahoma))
GoldenDriller.jpg
Dallas Zoo's giraffe statue Dallas, Texas 20.5 m 67.6 ft[4] [5] 1997 bronze and plexiglass 32°44′38″N 96°48′52″W / 32.74389°N 96.81444°W / 32.74389; -96.81444 (Dallas Zoo's giraffe statue (Dallas, Texas)) Bob Cassilly
"Tribute to Courage" (Sam Houston statue) Huntsville, Texas 20.5 m 67 ft with a 3 m (10 ft) pedestal [6] 1994 cast concrete 30°39′40″N 95°30′39″W / 30.66111°N 95.51083°W / 30.66111; -95.51083 (Tribute to Courage (Huntsville, Texas)) David Adickes
Christ of the Ozarks Eureka Springs, Arkansas 20 m 65.5 ft [7] see article 1966 cast concrete 36°24′24.87″N 93°43′23.41″W / 36.4069083°N 93.7231694°W / 36.4069083; -93.7231694 (Christ of the Ozarks (Eureka Springs, Arkansas))
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Vulcan statue Birmingham, Alabama 17.1 m 56 ft Stands upon a 38.4 m (126 ft) pedestal. 55.5 m (182 ft) total monument height.[8] see article 1904 cast iron 33°29′30.18″N 86°47′43.86″W / 33.4917167°N 86.7955167°W / 33.4917167; -86.7955167 (Vulcan statue (Birmingham, Alabama))
Vulcan statue Birmingham AL 2008 snow retouched.jpg
Giuseppe Moretti
Jolly Green Giant statue Blue Earth, Minnesota 16.8 m 55 ft see article 1979 fiberglass 43°39′02″N 94°5′46″W / 43.65056°N 94.09611°W / 43.65056; -94.09611 (Jolly Green Giant statue (Blue Earth, Minnesota))
JollyGreenGiantBlueEarthMN2006-05-20.JPG
Lux Mundi Monroe, Ohio 15.8m 52 ft see article 2012 Polymer composite, steel 39°27′13.78″N 84°19′35.37″W / 39.4538278°N 84.3264917°W / 39.4538278; -84.3264917 (Lux Mundi (Solid Rock Church, Monroe, Ohio))
Lux Mundi, the sculpture of Jesus at Solid Rock Church.jpg
Tom Tsuchiya
Black Hawk Statue Lowden State Park near Oregon, Illinois 14.6 m 48 ft see article 1911 concrete 42°2′03″N 89°19′59″W / 42.03417°N 89.33306°W / 42.03417; -89.33306 (Black Hawk Statue (Lowden State Park near Oregon, Illinois))
BlackHawkStatue 003.jpg
Lorado Taft
The Keeper of the Plains Wichita, Kansas 13.4 m 44 ft Stands upon a 30 ft rock promontory 1974 Cor-Ten steel 37°41′29″N 97°20′59″W / 37.69139°N 97.34972°W / 37.69139; -97.34972 (The Keeper of the Plains (Wichita, Kansas))
The Keeper of the Plains Wichita, Kansas.jpg
Blackbear Bosin
Athena Parthenos Nashville, Tennessee 12.8 m 42 ft Tallest indoor statue in United States 1990 composite of gypsum cement and fiberglass 36°08′59″N 86°48′49″W / 36.14972°N 86.81361°W / 36.14972; -86.81361 (Athena_Parthenos (Nashville, Tennessee))
Athena Parthenos LeQuire.jpg
Alan LeQuire
Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace) St. Paul, Minnesota 11.58 m 38 ft 1936 Mexican onyx
Milles Godofpeace.jpg
Carl Milles
Victory or "Miss Indiana" Indianapolis, Indiana 11.58 m 38 ft Restored in 2011 [9] see article 1893 bronze 39°46′6″N 86°9′29″W / 39.76833°N 86.15806°W / 39.76833; -86.15806 (Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Indiana))
Soldiers Sailors Mon IN 1898.jpg
George Brewster (sculptor)
William Penn Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11.3 m 37 ft 1894 bronze Statue penn.jpg Alexander Milne Calder
Iron Man Chisholm, Minnesota 11 m 36 ft Stands upon a 14 m (45 ft) pedestal. 25 m (81 ft) total monument height.[10] see article 1987 iron ore 47°17′20″N 92°32′15″W / 47.28876°N 92.53762°W / 47.28876; -92.53762 (Iron Man (Chisholm Minnesota)) Jack E. Anderson

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. http://www.nps.gov/archive/stli/prod02.htm
  2. ^ "National Monument to the Forefathers (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Best of Tulsa. "Tulsa Landmarks". 
  4. ^ Tomaso, Bruce (2011-10-09). "Creator of Dallas Zoo's giraffe sculpture dies in bulldozer accident". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  5. ^ The Roadside Gallery. "Huge Giraffe Statue Dallas Zoo — Dallas, TX". 
  6. ^ Huntville Statue & Visitors Center, www.samhoustonstatue.org
  7. ^ The Great Passion Play. "Christ at the Ozarks". 
  8. ^ Vulcan Park Foundation. "The History of Vulcan Park". 
  9. ^ Indianapolis Star. "After $1.5M makeover, Miss Indiana's ready for her close-up on the Circle". 
  10. ^ Roadside attractions. "Minnesota landmarks".