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Yogi Bear Statue - Luray VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 40.403 W 078° 23.469
17S E 726957 N 4283762
Quick Description: Yogi Bear stands at the roadside in Luray, Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2011 5:53:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMBJ21
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 7

Long Description:
Travelers driving west on Rt. 211 in Luray, Virginia will see Yogi Bear waving at them on the left. Yogi Bear with a picnic basket at his side stands at Jellystone Park™ which is a camp-resort with campsites and cabins, a campstore and snack bar and offers many amenities and fun activities.

A sign near Yogi reads:

History in the making...

The first Yogi Bear™ cartoon was
drawn by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
many years ago, followed closely by
the startup of our beloved Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts.

This area has been designated for
our vintage statues of Yogi Bear
and friends.

Please feel free to explore
our part of cartoon and
camping history --
and don't forget
to take
pictures!

The first Jellystone Park campground opened in 1969. The Yogi Bear statue seen at the campgrounds across the country was inspired by a cartoon on TV when Yogi said, "OK Boo Boo, let's get our pic-a-nic baskets ready, the campers are coming!"¹

Don't forget to wave back if you're in the area!

¹ Click for link to open in new window History of Camp Jellystone

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Roadside Attractions Website: [Web Link]

Location Website: [Web Link]

Weekday Hours: Not listed

Weekend Hours: Not listed

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