La Jolla, California: Teddy Bear Made of Boulders

Known simply as "Bear," its stands nearly 24 feet tall and weighs 180 tons. Created by Tim Hawkinson in 2005 as a feat of structural engineering, Bear is made of eight unaltered granite boulders somehow bolted together so that they don't collapse.
Address:
La Jolla, CA
Directions:
On the campus of the University of California at San Diego, in the courtyard between Atkinson Hall of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, the Computer Science and Engineering Building, and the Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall.
Admission:
Free
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Teddy Bear of rocks.

Teddy Bear Made of Boulders

Shoe prints dipped in purple paint lead you to the Teddy Bear. Footprints start at the end of the snake path.

[Jennifer, 08/24/2016]

Teddy bear in boulders.

Giant Teddy Bear Made of Boulders

Parking on campus can be tricky. I was able to find a lot next to the building that charged $1 for 45 minutes. Ample time [to see the Teddy Bear], but be prepared for that.

[Miss Erin, 07/03/2016]

Teddy Bear of Boulders.

Teddy Bear Made of Boulders

Walk east from the House Teetering on the Edge of a Roof, then take the first left into the courtyard.

[Jan Bryson, 10/25/2014]

Eye-catching visual landmarks are always helpful in directions. That boulder bear is 23 1/2 ft. tall.

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