Lexington, Kentucky: Cocaine Bear

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Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall

720 Bryan Ave., Lexington, KY
Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall. North side of downtown, on the south side of Bryan Ave. between E. Loudon Ave. and N. Limestone St. It's a low, dark gray building next to a tall old brick warehouse.
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Cocaine Bear.

Cocaine Bear
Famous bear that died after eating $15 million in cocaine dropped from a plane by a drug smuggler, who also died. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/05/2017]

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Cocaine Bear.

Cocaine Bear

Cocaine Bear is now out of the back of the truck and lower to the ground, with a chair in front of him in case you want to sit for your selfie. Today he also had a Christmas tree standing next to him.

[China Lee, 09/07/2019]


Cocaine Bear

Stands in a truck bed inside the KY for KY Fun Mall, which was undergoing renovations when we arrived. Workers graciously moved piles of construction materials so we could get a better look. Nearby, stacks of "Cocaine Bear" t-shirts were on offer. Store parking is sparse and the building sits at an angle on a tight one-way street. We had to go around the block a few times waiting for a space to open up. Lots of great murals in the area.

[Kitsa, 08/17/2017]

The bear.

Cocaine Bear

The bear is a little high up for a good pic, but we put our son in the bed of the pickup truck with him and it worked. The store is full of fun Kentucky souvenirs and we also bought a cocaine bear t-shirt.

The girl manning the shop had zero info on the store or on Lexington in general...every question we asked was met with a confused stare or a referral to their blog...whatever.

[Amanda, 05/07/2017]

Cocaine Bear.

Cocaine Bear

We learned that the cocaine bear's formal name is "Pablo Eskabear." They sell tons of cocaine bear-related items, as well as other tributes around the store. The owner, a millennial diehard Bernie Sanders supporter, designs all of the artwork. They even have a crackhead bear painted on their delivery truck.

[Ben Perdue, 08/05/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Transylvania's Moosnick MuseumTransylvania's Moosnick Museum, Lexington, KY - < 1 mi.
Kissing StreetlightsKissing Streetlights, Lexington, KY - 1 mi.
Zero Milestone CamelZero Milestone Camel, Lexington, KY - 1 mi.
In the region:
Metal Tepee, Williamstown, KY - 38 mi.

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