The menacing Hodag at the Chamber of Commerce.
The menacing Hodag at the Chamber of Commerce.

Trademarked Hodag Statue

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin

The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce, at the forefront of monster marketing, unveiled its own copyrighted and trademarked Hodag statue on the front lawn of its building. It was sculpted in the late 1990s by Rhineland Tracy Goberville.

Larger than life, with features softened to be more friendly than fearsome, it represents a considerable civic investment and one that we hope other monster-besieged towns will imitate -- even if this Hodag does look more like a misunderstood, ugly-yet-lovable beast from a pre-digital Disney film, rather than something that you'd blow up with dynamite.

Also see: Home of the Hodag | Creatures Guide: Hodag

Trademarked Hodag Statue

Business US Hwy 8, Rhinelander, WI
Outside the Chamber of Commerce. Southwest end of town. On Business US 8, a block west of intersection with Hwy 47.
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