Bowling Green, Kentucky: Big Red - Bronze Monster Mascot

Sculpted in bronze by alumnus Russ Faxon, unveiled April 2014. Big Red -- a floppy person-in-a-red-creature-suit that's part Cookie Monster, part H.R. Pufnstuf -- has been the WKU mascot since its debut on December 1, 1979.

Western Kentucky University

Address:
292 Alumni Ave., Bowling Green, KY
Directions:
On the north edge of the Western Kentucky University campus. Across the street from the Augenstein Alumni Center, on the corner of Alumni Ave. and Center St. A block east of US Hwy 68 Business.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Big Red.

Big Red - Bronze Monster Mascot

A little off the path and not worth detour unless you are a fan of the college.

[teamReames, 08/17/2014]

... or if you are simply a fan of bronze sculptures of mascots in costume, a statuary trend we're hoping will catch on.

Big Red.

Big Red - Bronze Monster Mascot

A cute little stop, and super-easy to find. The campus is really pretty, too.

[Paul Young, 07/11/2014]

Near Western Kentucky University's alumni building, a statue of Big Red -- the school's Cookie Monsterish plate-mouthed mascot -- is frozen in an eternal sideline booster dance. The university has been very candid in its enthusiasm to infuse Big Red memories, milestones, and merchandise into the lives of its graduates.

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In the region:
Historical Marker: Home and Office of Duncan Hines, Bowling Green, KY - 3 mi.

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