Valparaiso, Indiana: Orville Redenbacher, King of Popcorn

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Address:
63 Lafayette St., Valparaiso, IN
Directions:
The statue sits beneath the gateway into Lincoln Park, on the south side of W. Lincolnway/Hwy 130 just east of Lafayette St.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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The timeless charm of Orville Redenbacher.

Orville Redenbacher, King of Popcorn

Orville Redenbacher, with his bow tie, wavy hair, toothy grin, and thick glasses, was a TV popcorn commercial celebrity and a real farmer. Valparaiso was his company's home town, and the city provides a bronze statue in his honor, sitting on a park bench.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/09/2012]

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