Skip to Main Content

Popeye, indoors.

Popeye Statue - 1987 Model (Closed)

Field review by the editors.

Alma, Arkansas

The company town for Popeye Brand Spinach features a Popeye statue on the town's main street, near a school. Alma, which calls itself "Spinach Capital of the World," holds a spinach festival every April.

The 8-ft. tall fiberglass-over-paper mache statue was made in 1987 (a 2007 upgraded version of Popeye stands elsewhere in town). He sports a distorted Todd Browning's Freaks- meets -Hellraiser head. He used to stand outside, sheltered in a wooden alcove, but can lately be found freshly painted and in a gift shop on Fayetteville Avenue (as of Oct. 2014, the gift shop was closed, whereabouts of statue unknown).

Also see: Popeye Statues

Popeye Statue - 1987 Model

Was at Kustom Kaps, 627 Fayetteville Ave., just past the railroad tracks and Railroad St.
Oct. 2014: Reported closed, phone disconnected.

More Quirky Attractions in Arkansas

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Arkansas.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Arkansas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bloodstained Tomb of Nina Craigmiles, Cleveland, Tennessee (Apr 8-14, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings