30-Foot-Tall Razorback Hog.

30-Foot-Tall Dancing Hog

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Fayetteville, Arkansas

According to a legend created by its sponsor -- a company that makes promotional items -- Hogeye the Dancing Hog was formerly a human magician. He'd transformed himself into a giant Arkansas Razorback hog, but was hog-stuck when his book of spells was destroyed by a tiger from rival college football powerhouse LSU. In a rage, the hog began destroying Fayetteville by dancing on it, until he was frozen in mid-stomp by a "gadget" invented by local blacksmith Eugene Sergeant. The freezing process also turned the hog's brown eyes blue.

In the real world, Hogeye is made of copper, stands 25 feet tall atop a five-foot-high concrete base, and weighs 3,500 pounds. He was hoisted into place on June 10, 2018, outside Hogeye, Inc., and serves as the company's oversized logo. He's the largest hog in the world, and the second tallest statue in Arkansas, shorter only than the Christ of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs.

Sculptor Eugene Sergeant described the hog to a local TV station this way: "It's not an abstract thing that you gotta know something about art to appreciate."

30-Foot-Tall Dancing Hog

Address:
4148 MLK Jr Blvd, Fayetteville, AR
Directions:
West of the city. I-49 exit 62. Drive west on US Hwy 62/MLK Blvd for 1.5 miles. The statue will be on the right, just past the intersection of Rupple Rd.
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