Desperately Seeking Herky

In 2004, a plethora of individually-decorated Herky statues were placed around the Iowa City area as part of the “Herky on Parade” public art project, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Kinnick Stadium and Hawkeye pride. Eight years later, visitors still delight in taking pictures (and sometimes pieces) of the figure in front of the UIAA’s home at the Levitt Center for University Advancement.

Have you seen any other Herky statues around? Let us know and we’ll add them to our locator map below as a fun diversion for alumni and friends!

If you would like your own miniature Herky statue, it’s available for purchase from our gifts and collectibles page.

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  1. Danielle
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    There is one inside the Iowa City KFC on Highway 1. There is also one on Highway 6 past Coralville going out towards Tiffin in front of a building (but I can’t remember the name of the building now).

  2. Morgan
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    There’s the “Hoover the Humanitarian” Herky at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch

  3. Ann Echelmeyer
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    My best friend and I went on a Herkey Hunt when we graduated in 2010. We have pictures with:
    Celtic Herky is outside of Vesta
    Jackson Pollhawk Herky, Iowa City Herky and Liberty Herky was inside the conventions and visitor bureau
    Hayden Herky- Hawkeye Hall of Fame
    Construction Herky is around Zephyr Printing & Designmore (411 2nd Street)
    Golfer Herky is inside the Finkbine Golf Course
    Hayden Herky- is at a bar called The Front Row (6555 University Avenue
    Windsor Heights)

    Think of a way to let us share our photos with the locations of Herky! We loved our Herky Hunt. Others should do it too.

  4. Tom Ecker
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    We have Uncle Herky at 3503 River Ridge Court NE in Cedar Rapids. He is peeling and his hat fell off, but we are going to get the artist to repair him.

  5. Katherine
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    There is a Policeman Herky inside the Mercer Aquatic Center

  6. Kathy
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Does anyone know where the “Wrestler” Herky is by chance, or maybe even the “Herkules” Herky? Thanks in advance for your help! :) GO HAWKS!

  7. Katherine
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    There is also a Herky inside Kirkwood, one at the Iowa City Community Recreation Center, and one in the Chemistry Building on the Iowa Campus

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