Nashville, Tennessee: Human-Play Polar Bear StatuesThey guard the entrance to a retirement home, and are frozen in the middle of a snowball fight.
- Edgehill Ave, Nashville, TN
- South of downtown, on the southeast corner of Edgehill Ave. and 12th Ave. S.
Visitor Tips and News About Human-Play Polar Bear Statues
I lived in Nashville on Edgehill Avenue in the early 1970s and always liked these statues. At the time they were in front of a funeral home. I had always heard that the home was a house of ill repute prior to being a funeral home.[George Reisz, 04/09/2015]
Glad to see the polar bears are still in Nashville.[HEG, 04/08/2014]
Be careful when exploring this part of town. The sculpture is not in the best part of Nashville.[William Cope, 01/24/2014]
For years these bears stood in a front yard on Edgehill and both faced traffic. When it snowed, it looked like they were throwing snowballs at passing cars. They have since been moved up the street to a little park in front of a tall apartment building and stand facing each other. Not quite the same. I have been passing them since 1972 and they have been here longer than that.[B Carter, 06/10/2010]
The fabulous polar bears have moved down the street to the corner of 12th Ave. South and Edgehill. They are permanently installed in front of what appears to be a multi-story retirement home.
At the holidays, they were seen to be sporting a green (artificial) pine garland like scarves. They are now somewhat facing each other as though they are engaged in a snowball fight.[Marilyn Murphy, 05/06/2007]
The polar bears are cute, but not very large, standing on stone walls facing each other.