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Swayzee, Indiana: Garfield the Cat, Basketball King

One of 11 Garfield statues, depicting him in various hilarious poses, spread around Grant County. The town of Faimount, 15 miles away, is the birthplace of Garfield creator Jim Davis.

S. Washington St., Swayzee, IN
On the east side of Hwy 13/S. Washington St., in the little Swayzee Alumni Park, only a couple of blocks south of CR 300/Lyons St.
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Basketball King Garfield - without the crown.

Garfield the Cat, Basketball King

Garfield must not be the king anymore. He lost his crown!

[Brooke Chesson-Riedel, 10/02/2019]

Basketball King Garfield.

Garfield the Cat, Basketball King

Garfield statues: Stop one of eleven.

[Lou Ann Costello, 03/01/2016]

There are ten other Garfield statue variants interspersed through nearby communities; this struck us as the most creative.

Upland Garfield.

Garfield the Cat, Basketball King

I visited four other Garfield statues in the area (there are 11 total). Definitely include the one in Upland at Ivanhoe's on your route; choose one of 100 milkshakes while viewing pics of the other statues.

[Caesandra, 01/23/2016]

King of Basketball, Garfield.

Garfield the Cat, Basketball King

There are now 11 statues of Garfield the Cat throughout Grant County. The Grant County web site ( has a trail map of where they are all located.

[David, 05/01/2012]

Grant County is home to the town of Fairmount, birthplace of Garfield's creator Jim Davis, a cartoonist with the juice to spread his zany cat legacy many miles from home.

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