La Crosse, Wisconsin: Terrifying Blue Baby

Officially named "Hatched Baby," it's nine feet tall, with a full set of teeth, dark blue skin, and it's emerging from a big cracked egg. According to a placard, the sculpture expresses artist Wolfgang Auer's anxieties with parenthood.
512 6th St. N., La Crosse, WI
North side of downtown. On the northwest corder of 6th St. N. and Badger St., on the small south lawn of city hall.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Terrifying Blue Baby

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Blue Baby.

Terrifying Blue Baby

Went to check out other sculptures in the area. In August 2018 the baby is definitely still there in all of its horrifying glory.

[Amber, 08/04/2018]
Terrifying Blue Baby

The terrifying baby is definitely gone (as of Dec. 2016) from Hamilton, Ohio, but there are some other quirky sculptures in the area that are worth a look. There is also a log cabin with a pioneer couple, on the Monument side. [Kitsa, 12/28/2016]

The Blue Baby crawled to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Blue Baby.

Terrifying Blue Baby

It's hideous alright. The stuff that nightmares are made of, a bad acid trip and a vision of hell. There is a parking lot nearby so you can get up close for photo-ops.

[Gloria Z, 04/27/2016]

Hatched Blue Baby.

Terrifying Blue Baby

There are other less creepy sculptures onsite.

[Katie, 03/01/2016]

The oxygen-deprived "Hatched Baby," sculpted by German artist Wolfgang Auer, was installed Oct. 2015, part of a year-long visit. Some people in Hamilton really don't like it, so visit sooner rather than later. It will be gone after September 2016.

Nearby Offbeat Places

25-Foot-Tall Hiawatha25-Foot-Tall Hiawatha, La Crosse, WI - < 1 mi.
Ho-Chunk Lacrosse Players StatueHo-Chunk Lacrosse Players Statue, La Crosse, WI - 3 mi.
Sunny the Giant SunfishSunny the Giant Sunfish, Onalaska, WI - 5 mi.
In the region:
Giant Tin Turkey, Genoa, WI - 19 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

July 7, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Wisconsin Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Spud Drive-In Giant Potato, Driggs, Idaho (Jul 6-12, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now


Favorite Quirky City Sights