Elko, Nevada: White King, World's Largest Dead Polar Bear (In Transition)

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Commercial Hotel and Casino

Address:
345 4th St., Elko, NV
Directions:
At the Commercial Hotel and Casino. I-80 exit 303. Turn south onto Hwy 535, then right following Hwy 535/Idaho St. into town. At the corner of 4th St.
Hours:
Building currently closed; outdoor statues still visible.
Status:
In Transition
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White King, World's Largest Dead Polar Bear

White King stands, stuffed, in a former casino. His giant statues rear up over the otherwise inviting entrances. In 2022 the casino was being remodeled as a haunted house, with White King still in residence.

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Exterior White King.

White King

The Commercial Hotel and Casino is being turned into a haunted house. White King is still visible through the southern door.

[Ryan Stoker, 09/04/2022]

No matter what indignities the real White King may endure, his giant statues still dominate the entrances to the former casino.

White King, World's Largest Dead Polar Bear

The casino appears to be permanently closed.

[Aurora, 07/09/2021]

News reports from early 2021 were that the casino was "temporarily closed for updating." But the giant White King statues outside are still visible.

Polar bear.

White King

White King at the Commercial Hotel in Elko is the largest bear that I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot of stuffed animals). I felt so small standing next to him. Afterward the employees gave me money to gamble with in the casino. How cool is that?

[Queen Becky, 12/31/2016]

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