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Lampasas, Texas: King of Catfish

Giant catfish tied to the roof of a rusty pickup truck in Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park. It was created by Joe Barrington. It's official name is "Been Fish'en."

501 East North Ave., Lampasas, TX
Campbell Park, East North Avenue.
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King of Catfish

This catfish is hilarious and awesome. There are some other impressive sculptures in the park, so it's a nice place to stop and check out.

[Space_Eagles, 06/20/2017]


King of Catfish

Fun park with all kinds of art. Good for families.

[Eric Young, 02/20/2017]

Big catfish.

King of Catfish

This is located in a park that includes many other sculptures and art. There is a nice path that takes you around. A great stop for stretching the legs and burning off some energy.

[Megstar1220, 07/21/2014]


King of Catfish

Along with the King of Catfish, there is a butterfly exhibit located here.

[ceelotte, 03/13/2013]


King of Catfish

The enormous catfish is hunkered down on the back of an ole' truck, truly the catch of the day! "Been Fish'en" is on exhibit along with several other sculptures in Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park.

According to the sign posted near this particular artwork, it is available for purchase. A business owner downtown mentioned that the local residents were trying to come up with a tall tale to justify the purchase of the display and making it permanent to promote additional tourism in this already historic community.

[Gina Godding, 07/24/2010]

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