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 based on their height from base to top.

Statue Height Image Sculptor Completed Location Coordinates Materials Notes
m ft
Statue of Liberty
Liberty Enlightening the World
46 151
Statue of Liberty (13365028933).jpg
Frédéric Bartholdi 1886 Liberty Island, New York Harbor 40°41′21″N 74°02′40″W / 40.6892°N 74.0445°W / 40.6892; -74.0445 (Statue of Liberty (New York)) cast copper on metal armature
Liberty-statue-from-front2 crop.jpg
Stands upon a 47 m (154 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 93 m (305 ft)[1]
The interior framework was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Pegasus and Dragon 33.5 110
Gulfstream Park's giant sculpture - Pegasus slaying a dragon.jpg
2014 Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino,
Hallandale Beach, Florida
25°58′56″N 80°08′26″W / 25.982155°N 80.140495°W / 25.982155; -80.140495 (Pegasus and the Dragon (Hallandale Beach, Florida) bronze Pegasus is 33.4 m (110 ft) in height.
The dragon is 15.2 m (50 ft) in height
Our Lady of the Rockies 27 88.6
Our Lady of the Rockies.jpg
Laurien Eugene Riehl (designer) 1985 Butte, Montana 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)) concrete base; stainless steel statue
Golden Driller[2] 23 75
1953 Tulsa Expo Center,
Tulsa, Oklahoma
36°08′01″N 95°55′52″W / 36.133638°N 95.931158°W / 36.133638; -95.931158 (Golden Driller (Tulsa, Oklahoma)) cast concrete and plaster
Giraffe[3] 20.6 67.6 Bob Cassilly[4] 1997 Dallas Zoo,
Dallas, Texas
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)) bronze and plexiglass
A Tribute to Courage
(Sam Houston statue)
20.5 67 David Adickes 1994 Huntsville, Texas 30°39′40″N 95°30′39″W / 30.66111°N 95.51083°W / 30.66111; -95.51083 (Tribute to Courage (Huntsville, Texas)) cast concrete Stands upon a 3 m (10 ft) pedestal[5]
Christ of the Ozarks[6] 20 65.5
Emmet Sullivan 1966 Magnetic Mountain,
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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)) cast concrete
Vulcan 17.1 56
Vulcan statue Birmingham AL 2008 snow retouched.jpg
Giuseppe Moretti 1904 Red Mountain,
Birmingham, Alabama
33°29′30.18″N 86°47′43.86″W / 33.4917167°N 86.7955167°W / 33.4917167; -86.7955167 (Vulcan statue (Birmingham, Alabama)) cast iron
Vulcan statue.jpg
Created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
Stands upon a 38.4 m (126 ft) tower.
Total monument height: 55.5 m (182 ft)[7]
Jolly Green Giant 16.8 55
1979 Blue Earth, Minnesota 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)) fiberglass
Lux Mundi
Light of the World
15.8 52
Lux Mundi, the sculpture of Jesus at Solid Rock Church.jpg
Tom Tsuchiya 2012 Solid Rock Church,
Monroe, Ohio
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)) polymer, composite, steel
Black Hawk Statue
The Eternal Indian
14.6 48
BlackHawkStatue 003.jpg
Lorado Taft 1911 Lowden State Park,
near Oregon, Illinois
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)) concrete
Atlas 13.7 45
New York City, May 2014 - 033.JPG
Lee Lawrie 1937 Rockefeller Center,
Manhattan, New York City
40°45′32.12″N 73°58′37.84″W / 40.7589222°N 73.9771778°W / 40.7589222; -73.9771778 (Atlas (statue)) bronze,
granite base
Stands upon a 2.7 m (9 ft) base.
Total monument height: 16.4 m (54 ft)
The Keeper of the Plains 13.4 44
The Keeper of the Plains Wichita, Kansas.jpg
Blackbear Bosin 1974 Mid-America All-Indian Center,
Wichita, Kansas
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)) Cor-Ten steel Stands upon a 9.1 m (30 ft) rock promontory
Rocket Thrower 12.95 42.5 FLMeCoPark8023 crop.JPG Donald De Lue 1964 Flushing Meadows–Corona Park,
Queens, New York City
40°44′51″N 73°50′32″W / 40.7474°N 73.8421°W / 40.7474; -73.8421 (Rocket Thrower) bronze Created for the 1964 New York World's Fair[8]
Athena Parthenos
Athena of the Parthenon
12.8 42
Athena Parthenos LeQuire.jpg
Alan LeQuire 1990 Parthenon,
Nashville, Tennessee
36°08′59″N 86°48′49″W / 36.14972°N 86.81361°W / 36.14972; -86.81361 (Athena_Parthenos (Nashville, Tennessee)) composite of gypsum cement and fiberglass Tallest indoor statue in United States.
Vision of Peace
Indian God of Peace
11.58 38
Milles Godofpeace.jpg
Carl Milles 1936 City Hall,
St. Paul, Minnesota
44°56′39″N 93°5′38″W / 44.94417°N 93.09389°W / 44.94417; -93.09389 (Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace)) Mexican onyx
"Miss Indiana"
11.58 38
Soldiers Sailors Mon IN 1898.jpg
George Brewster 1893 Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument,
Indianapolis, Indiana
39°46′6″N 86°9′29″W / 39.76833°N 86.15806°W / 39.76833; -86.15806 (Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Indiana)) bronze Victory stands atop a 75 m (246 ft) tower.
Total monument height: 86.56 m (284 ft)[9]
Restored in 2011[10]
William Penn 11.3 37 PH(1897) p11 STATUE OF WILLIAM PENN.jpg Alexander Milne Calder 1894 City Hall,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
39°57′10″N 75°09′49″W / 39.95281°N 75.16352°W / 39.95281; -75.16352 (Philadelphia City Hall) bronze Stands atop a 155.75 m (511 ft) tower.
City Hall 2013 from S. Broad Street at Locust Street.jpg
Iron Man 11 36 Jack E. Anderson 1987 Minnesota Discovery Center,
Chisholm, Minnesota
47°17′20″N 92°32′15″W / 47.28876°N 92.53762°W / 47.28876; -92.53762 (Iron Man (Chisholm Minnesota)) iron ore Stands upon a 14 m (45 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 25 m (81 ft)[11]
National Monument to the Forefathers
Central figure: Faith
11 36
Monument to the Forefathers 1.jpg
Faith: William Rimmer & [John D.?] Perry
Other figures: Alexander Doyle, Carl Conrads & James H. Mahoney.
Joseph Edward Billings (architect)
1907 Pilgrim Memorial State Park,
Plymouth, Massachusetts
41°57′36″N 70°40′34″W / 41.96000°N 70.67611°W / 41.96000; -70.67611 (Monument to the Forefathers) solid granite Faith stands upon a 13.7 m (45 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 24.7 m (81 ft)[12]
Ceres 9.4 31 20120929 Chicago Board of Trade Building top recrop.jpg John Storrs 1930 Chicago Board of Trade Building,
Chicago, Illinois
40°48′25″N 87°37′56.1″W / 40.80694°N 87.632250°W / 40.80694; -87.632250 (Chicago Board of Trade Building) aluminum
Chicago Board Of Trade Building.jpg
Stands atop a 184 m (605 ft) office building.
Bellerophon Taming Pegasus 9.1 30 Columbia University, NYC (June 2014) - 13.JPG Jacques Lipchitz 1977 Jerome Greene Hall,
Columbia University,
New York City
40°48′25.34″N 73°57′38.09″W / 40.8070389°N 73.9605806°W / 40.8070389; -73.9605806 (Bellerophon Taming Pegasus) bronze
Civic Fame 7.6 25 2008-05-04 CanonS3 IMG 3076 Civic Fame crop.jpg Adolph Alexander Weinman 1914 Manhattan Municipal Building,
New York City
40°42′46.67″N 74°0′14″W / 40.7129639°N 74.00389°W / 40.7129639; -74.00389 (Manhattan Municipal Building) gilded copper
Manhattan Municipal Building by David Shankbone edited-1 crop.jpg
Stands atop a 180 m (580 ft) office building.
There is disagreement as to whether the model for the statue was Audrey Munson or Julia “Dudie” Baird.
Fountain of Time 7.3 24 Fountain of Time July 2013 3.jpg Lorado Taft 1922 Washington Park,
Chicago, Illinois
41°47′12.3″N 87°36′27.9″W / 41.786750°N 87.607750°W / 41.786750; -87.607750 (Fountain of Time) hollow-cast concrete over a steel frame Panorama of the Fountain of Time.JPG
Total monument length: 38.7 m (127 ft)
Father Time watching the parade of humanity
The American Volunteer
"Old Simon"
6.55 21.5
Private Soldier Monument Antietam National Cemetery NPS.jpg
Carl Conrads
George Keller (architect)
installed 1880
Antietam National Cemetery,
Sharpsburg, Maryland
39°27′33″N 77°44′28″W / 39.45917°N 77.74111°W / 39.45917; -77.74111 (The American Volunteer) solid granite
The American Volunteer 1876 Centennial Exposition (cropped).jpg
Exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exposition.
Tallest statue in the United States prior to 1886 completion of the Statue of Liberty.[13]
Stands upon a 7 m (23 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 13.55 m (44.5 ft)
Goddess of Victory and Peace 6.4 21 Goddess of Victory and Peace PA Monument Gettysburg 1910.jpg Samuel Murray 1910 Pennsylvania State Memorial
Gettysburg Battlefield,
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
39°48′27″N 77°14′07″W / 39.807588°N 77.235153°W / 39.807588; -77.235153 (The Pennsylvania State Memorial) bronze
Gettysburg Battlefield (3441638902).jpg
Stands atop a 27.1 m (89 ft) pavilion.
Total monument height: 33.5 m (110 ft)
The goddess figure was cast from melted-down cannons.[14]

Statues under 6.1 m (20 ft)[edit]

Statue Height Image Sculptor Completed Location Coordinates Materials Notes
m ft
‘’Statue of Freedom’’ 5.9 19.5 Freedom 1.jpg Thomas Crawford 1862 United States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
38°53′24″N 77°0′32.4″W / 38.89000°N 77.009000°W / 38.89000; -77.009000 (Statue of Freedom) bronze
Washington, D.C Mai 2009 PD 004.JPG
Stands atop the lantern of the U.S. Capitol's dome.
Thatcher Memorial Fountain
5.5 18 Thatcher Memorial Fountain, Denver, Colorado by Lorado Taft 1919.jpg Lorado Taft 1918 City Park,
Denver, Colorado
39°44′41″N 104°57′25″W / 39.74480°N 104.95685°W / 39.74480; -104.95685 (Thatcher Memorial Fountain) bronze Stands upon a 2.75 m (9 ft) pedestal.
Illustrious Brother George Washington 5.26 17.25 George Washington Masonic National Memorial (3422742018).jpg Bryant Baker 1950 George Washington Masonic National Memorial,
Alexandria, Virginia
38°48′27″N 77°03′58″W / 38.80748°N 77.06598°W / 38.80748; -77.06598 (George Washington Masonic National Memorial) bronze Stands upon a 1.57 m (5.16 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 6.83 m (22.41 ft)[15]
Dedicated by President Harry S. Truman, February 22, 1950

Other organizational lists[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ Best of Tulsa. "Tulsa Landmarks". 
  3. ^ The Roadside Gallery. "Huge Giraffe Statue Dallas Zoo — Dallas, TX". 
  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. ^ Huntville Statue & Visitors Center,
  6. ^ The Great Passion Play. "Christ at the Ozarks". 
  7. ^ Vulcan Park Foundation. "The History of Vulcan Park". 
  8. ^ Rocket Thrower, from NYC Parks.
  9. ^ Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, from SIRIS.
  10. ^ Indianapolis Star. "After $1.5M makeover, Miss Indiana's ready for her close-up on the Circle". 
  11. ^ Roadside attractions. "Minnesota landmarks". 
  12. ^ "National Monument to the Forefathers (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  13. ^ George Hess, History of the Antietam National Cemetery, Including A Descriptive List of All The Loyal Soldiers Buried Therein... (Harrisburg, PA: Daily Independent Print, 1890), p. 9.
  14. ^ Loski, Diana. "The Pennsylvania Memorial: A Centennial". Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  15. ^ Illustrious Brother George Washington, from SIRIS.