Have you ever seen something out of the corner of your eye and had to take a double take to see what it is? Well, since Vermont is full of artistic expressions and unexpected sights, it’s no wonder that there are unusual statues scattered throughout the state. Sure, there are many famous places we’ve all heard of such as the Bennington Battle Monument, but here are 16 more VT statues that you may or may not have noticed before.
1. Blue Moose.
This fellow isn't the only moose you'll find on the streets of Bennington!
2. The Braintree Panther.
Made in 1991 by Jim Sardonis, this panther was made with local granite and resides outside the Braintree Hill Meeting House. It was designed to be smooth so children could climb upon it.
3. Head to Taylor Park in St. Albans.
First installed in 1887, this statue was recently restored. Have you ever seen it?
4. The admirable Molly Stark.
This wonderful statue of Molly Stark overlooking the Deerfield River in Wilmington honors her brave contributions during the Revolutionary War.
5. Have you seen this snow lion?
We think it's hiding out in Hyde Park. Can anyone confirm its location?
6. Beware of the Catamount!
This Catamount seems to be guarding its home in Bennington.
7. The Whispering Statue.
This statue has an acoustical phenomena. Check it out
. It really works!
8. Civil War Memorial in Hartland.
You'll find this monument by Damon Hall in Hartland.
9. The flying dog.
This is one of the many dog statues you'll find at the Dog Chapel on Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. Learn more about this incredible place
10. Hope Cemetery.
The Hope Cemetery is filled with artful monuments carved out of granite from the nearby Rock of Ages Quarry.
11. The Whale's Tails.
These iconic tails on Rt. 89 between exits 12 and 13 are often thought to represent the whale skeleton found in Vermont, but that's not the case. They are called "Reverence" and are meant to symbolize the fragility of the planet.
12. Starry, Starry... Bear?
This colorfully painted bear was spotted in front of the Mt. Snow Lodge and features the local area.
13. The Puking Pig.
Hey, we didn't name it that, but the locals are very fond of this bronze statue known locally as the "Puking Pig." It's also known as the "Barfing Boar."
14. Leapfrog on Church Street.
The air mall on Church Street is whimsical to begin with, and this statue of kids playing leapfrog just adds to the charm.
15. Statue of St. Anne
On the beautiful Isle la Motte there is a shrine and outdoor worship area which includes this striking statue.
16. Flying Monkeys.
These monkeys are reminiscent of the flying monkeys from the Wizard Of Oz and have become an iconic part of Burlington.