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Sparta, Wisconsin: Bear on Roller Skates

Statue of a cartoonish bear on roller skates outside of Rudy's Drive-In Restaurant.

Rudy's Drive-In Restaurant

514 S. Water St., Sparta, WI
Rudy's Drive-In Restaurant. South side of downtown. On the west side of S. Water St. just north of Hwy 16/71.
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Bear on Roller Skates

Rudy's Drive-in was originally an A&W Root Beer stand, and the bear on roller skates is actually a repurposed statue of the A&W Great Root Bear.

[Bill Scheitzach, 03/27/2022]

The Great Root Bear was A&W's 1970s replacement for its 1960s cartoon-statue mascot, the Burger Family.

Bear on roller skates.

Bear on Roller Skates

There's a friendly bear on roller skates outside of a drive-in named Rudy's. This draws in many people taking pictures. The food is good, too!

[Nicole Lanning, 07/30/2012]

Rudy's is also known for its roller-skating carhops. The statue was probably sculpted by FAST, whose custom fiberglass statue factory is just outside of town.

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