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Pacific Grove, California: Mambo Breaching Whales

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Address:
Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
Directions:
North of downtown. In Berwick Park on the ocean side of Ocean View Blvd, at its intersection with Monterey Ave.
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Mambo Breaching Whales

Two breeching Humpback Whales carved from a dead tree in an oceanfront park in 2016. Some think that the whales look like they're dancing. The town thinks they're tacky.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/09/2016]

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Mambo Breaching Whales.

Mambo Breaching Whales

Easy to street park and walk out to the sculptures. Might as well take a walk on the beach while you're at it.

[Cherry Shore, 06/06/2019]

Whale sculptures.

Whale Sculptures

Chainsaw "whales" at Berwick Park depict no whale that exists, and they look like they are doing the Mambo.

[Ruby Henderson, 12/09/2016]

Completed in Oct. 2016, the whales have been popular with tourists, but not with the citizens of Pacific Grove, who have mercilessly criticized them as "eyesores" and "cartoon characters." The artists who carved the whales say that they did the best they could with a rotted dead tree.


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