Columbus, Ohio: Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger

An 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture of the musclebound bodybuilder-actor-politician, erected in 2012, commemorates his 1970 Mr. World title at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The Auditorium was bulldozed in 2014; statue moved downtown.

400 N. High St., Columbus, OH
North side of downtown. Arnold stands in the courtyard at the entrance of the Columbus Convention Center, on the east side of N. High St., opposite the intersection of Spruce St. Note: In storage during 2016-2017 construction renovation.
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The recent relocation of the statue is near the Columbus Convention Center at the intersection of High St and Spruce St. The living Schwarzenegger comes back every year for the Arnold event. Swing into the local pubs across the street. Cool visit [Study Ref, 10/23/2014]

Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Recent pilgrimage to the statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Columbus, Ohio.

[Sarah /, 05/21/2014]

Schwarzenegger was Pro Mr. World there in 1970 (the statue pose is a larger-than-life Arnold as Mr. Olympia). The Arnold Sports Festival endures as an annual professional bodybuilders event in Columbus.

Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger

One of Columbus' more embarrassing landmarks...

[Kylie, 07/27/2012]

Many savvy towns would kill for a Mr. World bodybuilding sculpture of Arnold. Interested, Sacramento?

Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger

In 1970, Arnold Schwarzenegger won the body-building title of "Mr. World" at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio. In 2012, Arnold returned to Veterans Memorial, now remodeled as an event center, and unveiled an 8-foot-tall, 600 pound bronze statue of himself -- an exact copy of a statue installed only a couple of months earlier at the Schwarzenegger Museum in Austria. It depicts Arnold at the bulky apex of his body-building career, every muscle defined, biceps bulging, and in tiny tights as he flexes for the traffic driving past on US 40.

[ Team, 03/04/2012]

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