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
The town has over 35 concrete frogs all over town. Most are painted to look like the employees of the business they are seated in front of. Some are female, but most are male. They are about three feet high. The city website has a printable map of the murals that are all over town, but you are on your own finding the frog statues. We counted 35 in one hour before it got too dark to look. It's a fun way to spend an hour or so, especially if you have kids in the car.[Bob, 05/31/2013]
Rayne has for years declared itself to be 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]