Minneapolis, Minnesota: Mary Tyler Moore Statue

Iconic statue stands at the spot where Mary Richards tossed her hat skyward in the opening credits of her 1970s sitcom, set in Minneapolis.

505 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
Downtown. On the west side of Nicollet just south of its intersection with S. 7th St.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Mary Tyler Moore Statue

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

Mary Tyler Moore Statue.

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

Inside the visitors center temporarily. They have a hat at the base of the statue to toss in the air for a photo. The employees are super nice and willing to take pictures for you!

[Nikki, 04/25/2017]

In November 2017 the statue was installed back in its original outdoor spot.

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

This past summer, Minneapolis did something dumb: it abruptly removed its statue of Mary Tyler Moore to make way for some sidewalk construction. When the press asked where the statue had gone, the city said it would be in storage for two years. The outcry was instant, and the city realized it had made a big mistake. So on December 7th, Mary reappeared in a new spot, inside a downtown visitor center, two blocks from her old location. The city promised that the statue would be accessible every day (during Visitor Center hours) and that in 2017, when construction is complete, Mary would return to her old spot.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/08/2015]
Mary Richards Statue

I wanted to see this forever, got there today and discovered it was "in storage" for next 2 yrs due to construction at the site....boo.

[alicia h., 08/16/2015]

Mary Tyler Moore.

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

I took a nothing day and made it feel worthwhile!

[C A, 05/16/2015]

Role model.

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

It reminds me a bit of the bronze Fonz in Milwaukee.

[Peachikita, 07/27/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Kaleidoscopic Mural of Bob DylanKaleidoscopic Mural of Bob Dylan, Minneapolis, MN - < 1 mi.
World's Only Washington Monument SkyscraperWorld's Only Washington Monument Skyscraper, Minneapolis, MN - < 1 mi.
Golden GloveGolden Glove, Minneapolis, MN - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Big Rooster, Minneapolis, MN - < 1 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.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Minnesota Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Giant Cat Head: Snowball in Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada (Jan 10-16, 2022)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings