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Lexington, Kentucky: Cocaine Bear

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Kentucky Fun Mall

Address:
1315 Winchester Rd, Lexington, KY
Directions:
Kentucky Fun Mall, in the Eastland Shopping Center. I-75 exit 110. Turn west onto US-60/Winchester Rd. Drive two miles. Shopping Center entrance on the right, just past the green Welcome to Lexington sign.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-6, Su 12-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
859-303-6359
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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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. Immortalized in a very loosely based 2023 Hollywood film.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/19/2023]
Lexington, Kentucky - Wedding Bells For Cocaine Bear
Cocaine Bear:

Despite being dead for nearly 40 years, Cocaine Bear has officiated a wedding in Lexington, Kentucky. Hollywood heartthrob, Oscar-ceremony crasher is there nothing this bear can't do?

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Meet the REAL Cocaine Bear.

Lexington, Kentucky - Meet The Real Cocaine Bear!
Cocaine Bear:

The legend. The nightmare. Cocaine Bear expert Griffin VanMeter sorts out fact from fiction.

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Why Everyone Loves Cocaine Bear.

Lexington, Kentucky - Ask an Expert: Why Does Everyone Love Cocaine Bear?
Ask an Expert: Cocaine Bear:

Seemingly magical bear, on display in Lexington, KY, captured the attention of an easily-distracted nation. Owner Griffin VanMeter tells us how...

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Con Man statue.

Statue of Kentucky Con Man Eric Conn

A large statue of Kentucky's own Eric C. Conn is at the Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall, also home to Cocaine Bear. Conn, a self-proclaimed Robin Hood, holds the distinction of defrauding the U.S. Government for over $550 million in social security payments, the greatest social security fraud in United States history.

[Scott H Hammond, 06/27/2022]

Conn loved calling attention to himself. We spoke with him at the unveiling of the World's 2nd Largest Seated Lincoln Statue, which he commissioned for the parking lot of his Kentucky law office in Stanville.


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In the region:
Cross-Topped Water Tower, Wilmore, KY - 17 mi.

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