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Popular movie characters continue to lure tourists in different places of United States. Here are some of the famous statues of movie characters, which lure tourists from all over the world:
Rocky Balboa, Philadelphia
The statue of Rocky Balboa in Philadelphia is very popular, even more than Benjamin Franklin. For many people, Rocky Balboa has become the identity of Philadelphia. According to Meryl Levitz, president of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Rocky Balboa and Philadelphia are inseparable. It is situated at the top of 72 steps at the magnificent Philadelphia Museum of Art and running these steps is a great piece of attraction in the city. There are books written to show the steps are scaled. So, you really need to climb steep steps to reach near this statue of Sylvester Stallone.
Tourists in Milwaukee love to take their photos with the bronze statue of The Fronz Henry Winkler’s character in the TV series “Happy Days”. The serial was first broadcasted in 1977 and Arthur Fonzarelli came to the limelight. There were large level protests against the statue. But many visitors including Henry Winkler and Ron Howard have stopped by its scenic location to get a photograph posed with it.
Samantha Stephens, Salem, Massachusetts
In 2003, Salem was given a pleasant surprise with the Samantha Stephens statue from the famous TV series “Bewitched” and it was a sign of the Salem witch trials which have taught the people of Salem the art of tolerance. The statue may be that of a witch but it is a piece of fun. In fact, it is the perfect joyful contrast to the Puritanical grimness in an open minded town.
Yoda, San Francisco
Yoda is located at the Presidio which is the home of Lucas Arts Entertainment. The statue is a real life size statue of Yoda. According to Laurie Armstrong of the San Francisco Travel Association, the statue is a source is a piece of inspiration and wisdom for the people of San Francisco.
Mary Richards, Minneapolis
This statue is in honor of Mary Richards commissioned by the TV Land Network to commemorate characters held dear by baby boomers. According to Kristen Montag of Meet Minneapolis, Official Convention and Visitors Association, this remains a great piece of attraction because the character of Mary is a great role model for many.