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Macon, Georgia: Statue of Otis Redding (In Transition)

Otis Redding is best known for "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and that he died only days after recording it. He grew up in Macon. This 2002 statue shows him sittin' on a dock with his guitar. Disappeared in 2022; city promised new location "will be announced soon."

In a little park just south of the Ocmulgee River, on the northwest corner of Hwy 11 and Hwy 87/Riverside Drive.
Disappeared in 2022.
In Transition

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Otis Redding Statue

I found out that the Otis Redding statue will eventually be placed at the Redding Foundation Building currently under construction. The building is expected to be completed by 2027. The statue is owned by his heirs, not the city of Macon.

[signmanjoe, 05/22/2023]
Statue of Otis Redding

The statue has been temporarily removed during park construction and is being moved to a to-be-named location according to the website.

[Sasscraft, 06/16/2022]

Otis Redding statue.

Statue of Otis Redding

My advice is to pay close attention to your surroundings. This attraction is not the safest area.

[Yvette Pryor, 06/04/2021]
Otis Redding statue

It was sad that there was no sign or acknowledgement of this being Otis Redding. The area was very run down.

[Jane Carlsen, 04/12/2021]

Otis Redding statue.

Statue of Otis Redding

No parking at this location. Try parking across the street and walking the trail to get to it.

[Rhiannon P., 01/17/2017]

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