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Los Gatos, California: Cat Guardian Statues - Leo and Leona

Landmark pair of 8-ft. tall cement cats since 1922, at entrance to historic estate. At same exit is "Cats Restaurant," with smaller replicas of Leo and Leona.

17525 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos, CA
Along US Hwy 17 south heading towards Santa Cruz. Watch for "The Cats" sign on right. ECV historical marker.
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Guardian cat.

Cat Guardian Statues - Leo and Leona

Notice that the faces are different on each statue. If you get to the restaurant, you have gone too far. Also be prepared to go west when leaving, because turning left is not allowed.

[Lenka Holman, 10/25/2020]

Guardian cats at the gates.

Cat Guardian Statues - Leo and Leona

Cats standing near the cat's restaurant.

[Jim, 11/16/2016]

Sentries at the gates, the pair of cement felines date from 1922.

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