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Grants Pass, Oregon: Grants Pass Caveman

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Address:
1995 NW Vine St., Grants Pass, OR
Directions:
North edge of the city, just south of I-5 exit 58, on the west side of OR-99, just south of the first stoplight.
RA Rates:
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Caveman.

Grants Pass Caveman

Sixteen feet tall on an eight-foot base, this noble Neanderthal has guarded Grants Pass since 1971.

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Huge caveman, relatively small bears.

Grants Pass Caveman

We were quite surprised the Caveman was so near the highway exit but equally delighted to find a couple of cute back-lacking bears at the city sign and, around the back, a bear installation representing Grants Pass' sister city in Russia (There is parking off the main street behind the Visitor's Bureau). Our Mom shared that there had been a large installation of bears across the town years ago, but we didn't find any signs of it.

[Adrea Gibbs, 09/06/2023]

BearFest 2005 was one of three waves of art-bear statues that populated downtown. Most were sold to private owners to raise money for the community.

The Caveman.

Grants Pass Caveman

The Caveman is pretty neat, and there are other things to see near him.

[peaceandchaos, 11/26/2017]

Grants Pass added small bears (relative to the looming Caveman) to its outdoor statue menagerie, but everyone still wants to see The Caveman.

Oregon Cavemen facts.

Grants Pass Caveman

The caveman is ginormous, and lovingly taken care of. Check out the sign right next to him.

[April N, 08/27/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Little Bros CavemenLittle Bros Cavemen, Grants Pass, OR - 1 mi.
Wooden RoosterWooden Rooster, Rogue River, OR - 8 mi.
Batman, Formerly a TreeBatman, Formerly a Tree, Rogue River, OR - 8 mi.
In the region:
Stump with a Roof, Canyonville, OR - 32 mi.

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