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Louisville, Kentucky: Kentucky Rushmore Mural

The mural romantically depicts the Will Russell's unrealized monumental sculpture project. Painted on the outside of the former WHY Louisville store, which Russell closed in Nov. 2015.

1583 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY
At the corner of Bonnycastle and Bardstown Rds. at former WHY Louisville store, on side of Sweet Shop building.
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Kentucky Rushmore mural, 2023.

Kentucky Rushmore Mural

There is an actual one-car parking space right in front of Kentucky Rushmore.

[Stephen Francia, 04/13/2023]

Kentucky Rushmore mural.

Kentucky Rushmore Mural

The Kentucky Rushmore mural depicts Kentucky icons Muhammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Colonel Sanders and Secretariat the famous racehorse. Originally conceived to be a giant mountain sculpture, the project failed due to budget issues but has been brought to life by artist Margaret Morely. Painted on the side of the original WHY Louisville store, which has other photo ops -- such as a carnival cut-out sign that can transform you into a strong man or bearded lady, and the store's mascot: the fearsome Bearwolf.

[KentuckYeti, 04/26/2013]

Bearwolf of Louisville.

The Bearwolf of Louisville

The Bearwolf of Louisville is a friendly and photogenic statue who lives at the weird and wonderful WHY Louisville store. The Bearwolf loves to play dress-up and have his picture taken. People come from all around to meet The Bearwolf and shake his paw. He's part bear and part wolf and you never know what his outfit will be.

[KentuckYeti, 07/19/2010]

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