Rayne, Louisiana: Frog Statue - Frog Capital of the WorldA cordial, tuxedo-clad, giant metal frog tips his hat to all who enter Rayne, home of frog murals and an annual festival.
- The Blvd, Rayne, LA
- I-10 exit 87. Drive south on The Blvd/Hwy 35/98 for a quarter-mile. The statue will be on the right, just as the divided highway loses its divider.
Visitor Tips and News About Frog Statue - Frog Capital of the World
Neat statue - frog wearing nice jacket and has a top hat! Right off the interstate to the south. Stop at the Candyland Cottage next door - awesome little place.[Lisa, 02/23/2012]
Created for display in August 2006, Monsieur Jacques (a VERY large frog statue) was left "unpainted" or "skinless" for various reasons. In this form, unity (of humanity) is represented by showing that underneath the colors of our flesh, we are all the same.
Rayne is known as the "frog capital" these days, but it all started when a trio of Parisians, Jacques Weill and his brothers, began a profitable export business, shipping the hoppy residents to restaurants across the country.
The large frog statue sits next to the local police station immediately off the I-10 exit for Rayne. After way too many years driving past this exit, I'm glad I made time to check it out this past week.[Christina Bolling, 07/03/2010]
Right next to the 10 freeway. If you love frogs like I do, worth the stop! This town is painted with frogs![Abra, 01/09/2010]
We got a good laugh out of this one when we realized that we'd driven right past it the night before when getting groceries for our hotel stay. Seems that the frog has been painted and is looking rather snazzy.[Heather Casey, 08/03/2009]
A large metal frog statue greets visitors to Rayne. He's even dressed up in a top hat. Besides this happy frog, there are several murals painted on buildings around town and on the underpass for Interstate 10. Rayne claims to be the Frog Capital of the World and you can tell they are very proud of their frogs. They hold an annual Frog Festival.[Bobbie Armstrong, 09/04/2007]