Wapakoneta, Ohio: Neil Armstrong: Happy Guy

Unveiled on the 2019 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Bronze statue of a smiling, waving Neil, wearing a business suit, as he looked riding in his hometown parade that passed this spot. Sculptor Mike Tizzano said it was very difficult to find photos of Neil smiling.

Address:
16 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, OH
Directions:
Midtown, on the north side of E. Auglaize St., just east of the stop sign intersection of Willipie St., at the alley entrance to Heritage Park. Look for the American flag on a pole.
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Neil Armstrong statue.

Neil Armstrong: Happy Guy

Oddly small life-size statue.

[Stephen Francia, 04/28/2020]

Neil confides: The Earth looks small from the Moon.

Parade-ready Neil Armstrong statue.

High-Five Neil Armstrong

A bronze replica of Neil Armstrong, grinning and waving at his homecoming parade after the moon landing, sits on a bench downtown. The pose invites high-five photo ops.

[Kitsa, 09/25/2019]

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