United StatesSee also: Strengthen the Arm of Liberty
- From 1902 to 2002, visitors to Midtown Manhattan were occasionally disoriented by what seemed to be an impossibly nearby view of the statue. They were seeing a 30-foot-high (9.1 m) replica located at 43 West 64th Street atop the Liberty Warehouse. In February 2002, the statue was removed by the building's owners to allow the building to be expanded. It was donated to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, which installed it in its sculpture garden on October 2005, and had plans to restore it on site in spring of 2006.
- A bronze sculpture of the Statue of Liberty is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
- An unusual near-replica fashioned by the Garden City, Idaho, art gallery Woman of Steel tours the U.S.A. Entititled "Liberty Let's Roll" in homage to the actions of Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11, this Miss Liberty is vigorously kicking out her right foot sideways. The derivative has been sailed around the original.
- Duluth, Minnesota, has a small copy on the west side of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, in the center of a clearing surrounded by pine trees where it may be passed unnoticed. It was presented to the city by some of Bartholdi's descendants residing in Duluth. and also one in Bozeman, Montana.
- The Boy Scouts of America celebrated their fortieth anniversary in 1950 with the theme of "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty". Between 1949 and 1952, approximately two hundred 100-inch (2.5 m) replicas of the statue, made of stamped copper, were purchased by Boy Scout troops and donated in 39 states in the U.S. and several of its possessions and territories. The project was the brainchild of Kansas City businessman J.P. Whitaker, who was then Scout Commissioner of the Kansas City Area Council. The copper statues were manufactured by Friedley-Voshardt Co. (Chicago, Illinois) and purchased through the Kansas City Boy Scout office by those wanting one. The statues are approximately 8 1⁄2 feet (2.6 m) tall without the base, are constructed of sheet copper, weigh 290 pounds (130 kg), and originally cost $350 plus freight. The mass-produced statues are not great art nor meticulously accurate (a conservator notes that "her face isn't as mature as the real Liberty. It's rounder and more like a little girl's"), but they are cherished, particularly since 9/11. Many have been lost or destroyed, but preservationists have been able to account for about a hundred of them, and BSA Troop 101 of Cheyenne, Wyoming, has collected photographs of over 100 of them.
- A replica of the original statue was unveiled on October 12, 2011, at 667 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Its owner, billionaire Leonard N. Stern, purchased it after reading about it in the local news. The replica is one of only 12 cast from the original mold created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi using digital surface scanning and lost-wax casting methods, and is the only one currently on public display. The statue itself is 9 feet tall and 15 feet including the pedestal on which it stands.
- There is a half-size replica at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In April 2011, the U.S. Postal Service announced that three billion postage stamps mistakenly based on a photograph of this replica were produced and would be sold to the public. Another smaller replica stands in Las Vegas, on West Sahara Avenue. The pedestal once housed a local business, Statue of Liberty Pizza. Today it advertises Liberty Tax Service, a tax preparation firm.
- The city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, erected a replacement bronze reproduction standing 9 ft (2.7 m) tall in McKennan Park atop the original pedestal for a long-missing wooden replica.
- A 36-foot-tall (11 m) bronze replica, accurately based on Bartholdi's "Liberty Enlightening the World", stands in Vestavia Hills, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. It was cast in 1956 at the Société Antoine Durenne foundry in Somerville Haut Marne, France, for placement in 1958 atop the Liberty National Life Insurance Company Building in downtown Birmingham. It was relocated and placed on a 60-foot-tall (18 m) granite pedestal adjacent to Interstate 459 in 1989.
- Two 30-foot (9.1 m) copper replicas stand atop the Liberty National Bank Building in Buffalo, New York, nearly 108 m (354 ft) above street level.
- A 25-foot-tall (7.6 m) replica sits on the ruins of the late Marysville Bridge (erected on a platform (pier)) in the Dauphin Narrows of Susquehanna River north of Harrisburg. The replica was built by a local activist Gene Stilp on July 2, 1986; it was made of venetian blinds and stood 18 feet (5.5 m) tall. Six years later, after it was destroyed in a windstorm, it was rebuilt by Stilp and other local citizens, of wood, metal, glass and fiberglass, to a height of 25 feet (7.6 m).
- A Lego replica of the Statue of Liberty consisting of 2882 bricks and standing 0.9 m (3.0 ft) is a popular sculpture among Lego enthusiasts. The statue went out of production, but due to popular demand was returned to sale. A much larger replica built entirely in Legos can be seen in Legoland Billund. A smaller version of the Billund model is on display at the Legoland California amusement park.
- An 11-foot (3.4 m) miniature Statue of Liberty (holding a Bible instead of a tablet) currently stands atop a 15-foot (4.6 m) pedestal outside the Liberty Recycling plant in San Marcos, California. The company was named after the statue, which has been moved throughout northern San Diego County for over 80 years, originating at Liberty Hotel in Leucadia, in the 1920s.
- A 25-foot (7.6 m) replica of the Statue, lofting a Christian cross, holding the Ten Commandments, and named the "Statue of Liberation through Christ", was erected by a predominantly African American church in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 4, 2006.
- A small replica stands on the grounds of the Cherokee Capitol Building in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a gift from the local Boy Scouts in 1950.
- There is a 6-foot-tall (1.8 m) replica in Lebanon, Tennessee, near the southwest corner of the intersection of East Main Street and South College Street.
- Fargo, North Dakota, also has a replica of the Statue of Liberty on the corner of Main Ave. and 2nd Street at the entrance of the Main Avenue bridge.
- There is a small replica in the Bronx on 161 St and River Avenue, one block east of Yankee Stadium, on the roof of a building behind a McDonalds parking lot, advertising am optometrist's office.
- The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas, has a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
- Called "The Gateway Colossus", a perfect replica of the Statue of Liberty's crown (made of copper, and to perfect scale) was installed October 11, 2012, on the roof of the Exile Brewing Company in the Western Gateway area of downtown Des Moines, Iowa. It is located about a block south/southwest from the Papajohn sculpture garden, a centerpiece of the Western Gateway. The Colossus is lit up at night and is a visible addition to the Des Moines skyline from the vantage point of the Martin Luther King Jr. bridge to the southwest of downtown. It is not a visible portion of the skyline, however, from the more iconic south / southeast views.
- There is a replica on the shoreline of Lake Chaubunagungamaug in Webster, Massachusetts.
- In order to promote the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, the city of New York has 42 different 8'6" Statue of Liberty replicas, each in a different location in the city (34 outdoors, 8 indoors). Each is uniquely designed with different team colors and logos, along with several having the All-Star Game logo or different New York landmarks. This is similar to what was done with the cows in Chicago, the fish in Baltimore, the angels in Los Angeles, and the Mr. Potato Heads in the state of Rhode Island. Nine-inch replicas can be bought of the larger replicas.
- There is one also on Alki Beach, in Seattle, Washington.
- There is a replica in front of Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
- There is one in front of the old Sioux City, Iowa auditorium.
- Another replica stands alongside the Jefferson County, Iowa courthouse in Fairfield, Iowa.
- A replica stands in a roadway park on Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida.
- A small replica stands atop a pedestal in Dalton, Georgia on Walnut Avenue.
- A 1/6-scale replica (~50 feet including pedestal) stands in a parking lot of a strip mall in Milwaukie, Oregon, off McLoughlin Blvd at 4255 SE Roethe Rd.
- There is a small replica across from city hall in Medford, Oregon.
- A small replica welcomes all east-bound travelers on US-80 entering Forney, Texas.
- A small replica welcomes residents, visitors and business people alike in downtown Neenah, Wisconsin.
- A small replica welcomes residents and visitors to Waukegan City Hall, a.k.a. The Daniel Drew Municipal Complex, in downtown Waukegan, Illinois.
- A small replica is displayed in front of the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Indiana.
- A scaled-down replica of the original torch serves as part of the finale during The American Adventure attraction at Epcot.
- A small replica adorns one corner of Washington Park in the city of Burns, Oregon.
- A small replica stands on Deer Isle Maine
- A small replica stands in front of the El Monte City Hall in El Monte, California.
- There is a small replica on the Susquehanna River, traveling along Rt 322 towards Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is very easy to miss, it was built on an old bridge platform in the middle of the river by a man named George Stilp. You have to be looking for it to see it (but please drive safely!)
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