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Unique Arkansas Sculptures

Photo courtesy of Experience Fayetteville

Arkansas art is not only found in the plenty of art museums across the state but also out in the wild for the public to enjoy. The most popular form of public art in Arkansas is found on the sides of buildings as murals. Other forms of public art seen throughout Arkansas are sculptures and statues. From crocheted fruit to famous replicas, Arkansas has it all. These make great selfie spots and quick stops on your road trip! Let’s take a look at the fun and unique Arkansas public art sculptures found all around the state!

Northwest Arkansas

Fayetteberry – Fayetteville

Created by a Eureka Springs artist, Gina Gallina, this giant crocheted strawberry hangs right outside of the Walker-Stone House. This piece is a part of the Green Candy Art Action that spread awareness about environmental issues such as waste and sustainability. Learn more about Green Candy Art Action here.

Photo courtesy of Fayetteville Flyer

Hogeye – Fayetteville

The largest hog in the world is outside of Hogeye Inc. in Fayetteville. Hogeye is the second tallest statue in Arkansas after the Christ of the Ozarks, at 25 feet high with five-foot-high bases. Instead of a sign for Hogeye Inc., business owner Cliff Slinkard decided to have an artistic landmark instead! Read more about this mythical legend here.

Photo courtesy of Brandonrush, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Popeye Park – Alma

Alma is the Spinach Capital of the World and holds an annual Spinach Festival every April. Naturally, they have a bronze statue of everyone’s favorite spinach-loving character, Popeye the sailorman.

Photo Courtesy of Joe Dempsey

Giant Budweiser Can Silo – Lavaca

A local farmer and beer distributor loved Budweiser so much that he had one of his silos painted to look like a giant Bud can in 1975-1976. Click to learn more about the silo!

Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Eiffel Tower – Paris

In 2014, this Eiffel Tower replica was gifted to the town of Paris, Arkansas and placed on the west side of the town square. The replica is painted with the same paint and was even donated by the manufacturer from France!


Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Christ of the Ozarks – Eureka Springs

Christ of the Ozarks is the largest statue in Arkansas. In 1966 this 65.5-foot statue was erected on Magnetic Mountain for The Great Passion Play religious theme park.

Central Arkansas

Photo courtesy of Little Rock Parks and Recreation

On a Roll – Little Rock

A new a-peel-ing sculpture popped up in downtown Little Rock in February 2023. This roller skating banana is titled, “On a Roll” and was installed along the Arkansas River Trail at Murray Park. The banana was widely discussed in the area where many questioned the cost and meaning behind it.

Photo courtesy of Little Rock Parks and Recreation

Little Rock Nine

Located on the lawn of the Arkansas State Capitol is a collection of bronze statues of the Little Rock Nine. This sculpture is named “Testament” and is the first civil rights monument located on any state capitol ground in the South.


Photo Courtesy of Argenta Arts District

Mother Earth Fountain – North Little Rock

The Mother Earth Fountain was the first piece of public art to be placed in the Argenta Arts District back in 2010. The artist, Kevin Kresse, wanted Mother Earth to be inclusive to all people who came to her. Click here to learn more about the artist.

Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Babe Ruth Statue – Hot Springs

One of only three Babe Ruth Statues is located in Hot Springs at Majestic Park. The statue of Babe Ruth was placed here because Hot Springs was once known for being a Spring Training destination.  This bronze sculpture was unveiled on the 128th anniversary of his birth, Feb. 6, 2023.

Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Sculpture Tour – Little Rock

Also, Little Rock is home to the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden in Riverfront Park. One piece of art is selected by a committee during the annual Sculpture in the River Market event to be placed permanently in the sculpture garden. Click here for a map of the sculptures in the park!

Northeast Arkansas

Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Paragould War Memorial

The oldest replica of the Statue of Liberty can be found outside of the Greene County Courthouse. The Paragould War memorial is seven feet tall and stands to honor the men of the county who served and died in World War I. Click here for more information.

The Raven – Ravenden

Ravenden’s town mascot stands 12 feet tall and is made of cement stucco. The stucco was sealed with flame-retardant paint because the first two statues were burned by vandals in 1996. Learn more here.

Southwest Arkansas

Photo courtesy of Keisha Pittman McKinney

Big Head – DeQueen

The Big Head sculpture in DeQueen, Arkansas, was created in 1959 by Harold Mabry for “no apparent reason.” The above-ground part of Big Head is 16 feet and six inches tall. Find out more about Big Head here!

Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism

Dinosaur – Murfreesboro

Spot a huge dinosaur outside of Dino Dig in Murfreesboro. Dino Dig is an indoor sand pit for kids and families to dig for treasure among dinosaurs and bones. Learn more here.

These sculptures are fun selfie destinations that are fairly easy to get to and fun to search for around our state! Whether it’s a silly sculpture or a statue built for capturing Arkansas history, these art pieces are fascinating to see and learn about.

Let us know in the comments if we missed any of your favorites!

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Kayleigh Tritschler is fresh out of college with a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Harding University. City girl turned small town when she stayed in Searcy, AR after college to begin her career as a Marketing Coordinator at First Security Bank. Kayleigh is a book hoarder and spends some of her free time reading said books or buying new ones to collect dust.

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3 responses to “Unique Arkansas Sculptures”

  1. Susan says:

    Howl Red Wolf statue and HOWL letters both on ASU campus

  2. Cool! We are working on a story about mascot statues around the state, so we will be sure to add this one!

  3. […] Popeye Park | Alma – home to one of Arkansas’ tallest sculptures in the spinach capital of the world […]

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