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Owensboro, Kentucky: The Thinker

Local novelty shop has a golden interpretation of the famous Rodin sculpture on its front lawn. Eight feet high, claimed to be the world's largest. Sometimes he wears boxer shorts.

TD's Tuff Decisions

2201 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY
TD's Tuff Decisions. On the southeast corner of US-431/Frederica St. and W. 22nd St.
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The Thinker.

The Thinker

Protecting himself from the virus....

[Stephen Francia, 05/04/2020]

The Thinker.

The Thinker

Yeah! He is wearing his boxers again -- although I was slightly disappointed that I missed his face mask (I was told he wore one yesterday). I took this statue for granted as I grew up here. I never dreamed it would make it as a roadside attraction.

[Beth Miller, 04/28/2020]

The Thinker.

The Thinker Statue

Important change at the Thinker statue. Note the shorts!

[Mary McAlevy, 08/21/2012]

Boxers or briefs? The Thinker has evidently made that decision.

The Thinker.

The Thinker Statue

Take the time to go into the Tuff Decisions store! The statue is neat, the store is great.

[H Grant, 07/18/2011]

The Thinker.

The Thinker Statue

In front of the novelty shop TD's Tuff Decisions in Owensboro is a huge statue of "The Thinker." He stands out since he is on the main road in town.

[Jimerado, 03/14/2010]

Replica of Rodin's sculpture, though shorts shield Owensboro from full Thinker nudity.

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