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Popeye and Friends Character Trail

Chester, Illinois, United States

Home to the beloved cartoon character, Popeye the Sailor Man, Chester has immortalised nearly 20 characters in bronze and granite to explore.

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About Popeye and Friends Character Trail

Chester, Illinois is the home of lovable sailor, Popeye! Immortalised in bronze and granite statues, the sculpture trail currently consists of nearly 20 statues but has a new one added each year. Sculptures include the villain Bluto, love-interest Olive Oil and of course the famous sailor himself, Popeye.

A statue of Popeye was first erected in 1977 in the hometown of his creator Elzie C. Segar at the Segar Memorial Park. Since then, the Popeye and Friends Character Trail was established as a quirky and fun tribute to the beloved cartoon character.

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Community Family Fun Historical Independent Permanent Sculpture

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Artworks

19


Timing

1 hour


Difficulty

Easy


Access

Good

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Added by: arttrailproject

Published: 20 January 2023

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