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.

Address:
400 N. High St., Columbus, OH
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold kept his promise when he said "I'll be baahck." His statue is once again out front of the convention center in downtown Columbus. All of the construction has been wrapped up and things are back to normal with fans and posers joining Mr. Olympia on his pedestal. Hasta la vista, baby.

[Mike Gassmann, 09/10/2021]
Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Massive construction is going on at the convention center in the summer of 2021. We couldn't see anything or even get all that close to the convention center; most of the street parking is blocked off by construction fencing. I have a feeling Arnold is back in storage, or, he's been moved inside. Actually the last time I saw Arnold several years ago he was inside the convention center. Not sure where he is now but I'm very sure he'll be baaaaaaack.

[angela ryan, 08/02/2021]

The folks at the Convention Center have assured us that Arnold has not been moved from his usual outdoor spot. There's a new hotel addition under construction just down the block; it sounds like you got caught in that.

Arnold statue.

Life Size Statue Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

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 / Travelswithchoppy.com, 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?


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