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Chester, Illinois: Statue of Popeye Team Field Report

Segar Memorial Park

Hwy 51, Chester, IL
On the east side of Bridge Bypass Rd (Hwy 51 in Missouri) just north of the Mississippi River bridge.
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Statue of Popeye.

Statue of Popeye

Statues of Popeye and his comic cohorts populate a town, honoring the local artist who modeled his cartoon characters on Chester residents. Report... [01/14/2013]
Chester, Illinois - Illinois Popeye Pummels The Competition
Popeye and Friends Statues:

For an 80-year-old cartoon character, Popeye has some sea legs. At least three towns promote his immortality with statues, but Chester, Illinois, clearly has wind in its sails.

[09/14/2009] Complete Story...

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Tribute in welcome center.

Statue of Popeye

The Welcome Center has a heated facility that is open even when nobody is manning the other half of the building. Take your 51 cents because there's also a penny press inside. Popeye is the only bronze statue in the collection. It was sunny and mid-day when we visited, making it difficult to get a good photo. Best photo opportunity would be a cloudy day. A great spot overlooking the Mississippi River, too!

[Deanna B, 03/26/2023]
Statue of Popeye

There are now 17 statues around town. A map is at the Chester Visitor Center next to Popeye. Restrooms in building as well and a nice view of the Mississippi River and bridge.

[Sumoflam, 10/05/2022]

Popeye statue.

Statue of Popeye

Great view of the river from the welcome center. They will provide a map where the other statues can be founds.

[Ray Of Hope, 06/01/2021]

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