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Oakhurst, California: Talking Bear Statue

Push a button and hear the big fiberglass bear speak! Crisply and clearly, we're advised.

Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA
Southeast corner of Hwy 41 and Crane Valley Rd/Hwy 426, in front of a Century 21 real estate office. Life-size, and low to the ground, which means that it's small and easy to miss.
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Talking Bear.

Talking Bear

The Talking Bear recording gives educational information loud and clear.

[Cheri Gracey, 07/13/2014]

Good news -- seems as if the bear has gotten over its amplification crisis of 2011... .

Talking bear.

Talking Bear Statue

Recording is clear, and loud enough to be heard over the traffic. Begins with a roar and gives lots of educational information about the California grizzly bear. Very interesting!

[Meg Zorn, 07/11/2014]
Talking Bear Statue

The bear's voice isn't very loud, but the statue works. It was easy to find and worth a quick laugh!

[Steve Z., 10/07/2011]

Nov. 2011: Tammy reported from a visit a few weeks later that the statue "Wouldn't talk for us."

Talking Bear Statue

A fiberglass grizzly bear sitting on the corner of state highway 41 and Madera county road 426. Recently refinished and new landscaping. You push the button and the bear speaks. Little kids seem to love it.

[Stan, 10/16/2000]
Talking Bear Statue

So I was in Oakhurst, California for about a week last year -- it's just south of Yosemite Park. Anyway, the locals seem quite proud of their talking bear statue. It's not all that big, and when I was there it wasn't talking, apparently the victim of some local high school students. I have no idea what it's supposed to say -- no doubt some sort of self-promotion.

[Mike, 03/15/1998]

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