Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Nittany Lion Bench

Even if you know nothing of the Nittany Lion and Penn State athletics, you should sit with this one-of-a-kind 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 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.

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