Harrisonburg, Virginia: Duke Dog: Big Bulldog with Crown

A maniacally grinning, big-toothed bulldog -- the James Madison U mascot -- wears a crown, stands seven feet tall at the shoulders, and weighs over a ton.

Champions Drive, Harrisonburg, VA
On the campus of James Madison University. I-81 exit 245. Drive west on Hwy 253/Port Republic Rd, then immediately turn right at the stoplight onto Bluestone Drive. Drive a third of a mile. Turn left at the stop sign onto Champions Drive. You'll see the football stadium ahead; the dog stands in front of its entrance, on the right.
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Bulldog with crown.

Duke Dog: Big Bulldog with Crown

Neat statue. There is free 15 minute parking nearby.

[Cheryl, 07/30/2015]

Sculpted in bronze in 2005 by Lee Leuning, who had earlier sculpted a much smaller statue on campus, a life-size version its namesake, President James Madison, who stood only five-foot-four.

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