Las Vegas, Nevada: Giant Licking Cat Head

Sculpted by Jesse Smigel, the colorful cat head is 10 feet high with its tongue out. Visitors are encouraged to stand in front of it and pose as if being licked. Unveiled Oct. 14, 2014. Officially titled, "Snowball in Vegas."

Coolidge Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Industrial southwest edge of downtown. Cat faces east, on the southwest corner of Coolidge Ave. and S. 1st St.
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Cat head.

Giant Licking Cat Head

Stopped by the Cat Head for a quick photo. All cleaned up! No graffiti.

[Rose Howe, 03/20/2021]

Cat Head.

Giant Licking Cat Head

The cat is back! Unfortunately, it now has graffiti on its tummy.

[Mark Handler, 10/17/2019]
Giant Licking Cat Head

Currently doing road and sidewalk work, so the cat head has been removed.

[Stephanie, 05/26/2019]

Cat licks.

Giant Licking Cat Head

Pretty rough part of town, but great photo opportunity

[Todd, 03/08/2018]

Licking cat.

Giant Licking Cat Head

Seen straight on, I thought it was a chihuahua. From the side, definitely a cat.

[John Francis, 11/27/2014]

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