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Jefferson, Texas: Bigfoot Capital of Texas

Life-size 3,000 lb. concrete statue of the hairy biped helps assert the monster claim for this Bigfoot-favored East Texas town.

305 E. Austin St., Jefferson, TX
On the south side of E. Austin St., at the entrance to the Port Jefferson History and Nature Center, directly across the street from the City of Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Bigfoot Capital of Texas

They've moved the statue a little bit back away from the fence and closer to the woods. It is next to a nature trail, but it was too hot so we skipped it. The city has some great food, much of it with Bigfoot-themed names.

[James, 06/26/2023]

Bigfoot Area sign.

Bigfoot Capital of Texas

I've seen statues like this in garden centers in Texas, so I wasn't super impressed with the actual statue. It is really cool that the town seems to have a lot of Bigfoot pride, though -- saw signs of it throughout town.

[Carly H, 10/26/2019]

Yep, that's a standard lawn ornament Bigfoot, but exploration yields other nods to the elusive cryptid.

Bigfoot statue.

Bigfoot Statue in the Bigfoot Capital of Texas

Jefferson was declared the Bigfoot Capital of Texas by town proclamation on February 12, 2018, by the mayor, Carey Heaster Jr. Jefferson has been the host city of the Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference, organized by the Texas Bigfoot Research Center, since 2001.

[Craig Woolheater, 02/27/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind MuseumScarlett O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind Museum, Jefferson, TX - < 1 mi.
The Grove - HauntedThe Grove - Haunted, Jefferson, TX - < 1 mi.
Grave of Diamond BessieGrave of Diamond Bessie, Jefferson, TX - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Muffler Man: Bubba's Cowboy, Bossier City, LA - 42 mi.

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