John Glenn Monument.

Top Half of John Glenn

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Navarre, Ohio

An unusual statue of John Glenn -- only his top half -- in his Mercury "Right Stuff" space suit, reaching skyward toward stars with vapor trails. His other arm cradles the top half of his helmet. The sculpture, by Colorado artist Indigo Loveland, was dedicated in Oct. 2000. Although Glenn grew up in Ohio, it wasn't near Navarre or this odd tribute, which makes it look as if Glenn is standing inside its brick pedestal, trying to grab some shooting stars to yank him out.

Top Half of John Glenn

Address:
Warmington Rd SW, Navarre, OH
Directions:
North of town. From US Hwy 30 exit south onto US Hwy 62. Drive south one mile. Turn right at the stoplight onto Warmington Rd SW. Drive one mile. Turn left at the sign for John Glenn Grove. You'll see the statue straight ahead.
Admission:
Free
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