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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Nittany Lion Bench

Even if you know nothing of the Nittany Lion and Penn State athletics, you should sit with this terrifying photo-op replica of the person who runs around in the Nittany Lion suit.

445 Main St., Bethlehem, PA
Downtown. On the east side of Main St. south of Market St. and in front of the Hotel Bethlehem.
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Nittany Lion on a Bench

There is an identical Nittany Lion Statue sitting on a bench at SteelStacks at the Bethlehem Steelworks. This is identical to the one in front of the Hotel Bethlehem downtown.

[Michael Engle, 05/28/2022]

Apparently one photo-op replica of the person who runs around in the terrifying Nittany Lion suit wasn't enough.

Nittany Lion Bench.

Nittany Lion Bench

The Nittany Lion Bench is in the heart of downtown Bethlehem (north side), on the sidewalk in front of the Hotel Bethlehem.

[Greg, 05/24/2020]

Nittany Lion on a bench.

Nittany Lion Bench

The famous college mascot, the Nittany Lion for Penn State Athletics, sits on a bench in life-sized form in front of the hotel.

[Ashton Gunter, 04/21/2018]

The Nittany Lion Bench has been a terrifying photo op ever since its debut in downtown Bethlehem in 2013.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War SoldierTomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, Bethlehem, PA - < 1 mi.
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Millennium Folk Art ParkMillennium Folk Art Park, Bethlehem, PA - 1 mi.
In the region:
Abe Lincoln Stood Here, Philadelphia, PA - 48 mi.

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