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Cleveland, Ohio: Head of Viking Leif Ericson

The famous Viking redbeard may have never set foot in Cleveland, but his bronze head arrived in 2023.


1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, OH
Follow Main Ave. north, beneath the elevated Expressway, until it ends at the Cuyahoga River. Turn left into the Shooters parking lot and drive all the way back to the elevated drawbridge. The bust is there.
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Leif Ericson bust.

Leif Ericson Bust

Outside of the club Shooters in the Flats district of Cleveland is a bust of Viking Explorer Leif Ericson, in honor of his establishment of the first settlement in North America. The bust was erected by the Scandinavian community of Northeast Ohio.

[Scott Hammond, 05/11/2024]

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