Yoda Statue - Star Wars Pilgrim Site
San Francisco, California
A life-sized bronze of Yoda from George Lucas's Star Wars is a fanboy pilgrimage site at San Francisco's scenic Presidio.
The Presidio has functioned as a fortified site for the military since 1776 (Spain's, then Mexico, then US) , on some of the most beautiful and valuable real estate in the San Francisco bay area. Deemed obsolete for future military purposes, it was turned over to the National Park service in 1994, then converted to a variety of public and commercial uses. One new tenant was Industrial Light & Magic, of Star Wars fame.
So instead of a statue of some forgotten general, visitors are treated to a life-size version of their favorite fictional psychic warrior and inverted sentence guru, Yoda. He stands on a fountain in the outdoor patio of the ILM building.
If the ILM offices are open, you might be able to view more statues -- Darth Vader, Boba Fett -- in the lobby.