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Big John Statue

19 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1533
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Coal is Dead, but This Statue Lives On

Standing in front of the Helper City Library (name on the building states Helper city auditorium... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
via mobile
You've heard people say, "You can't miss it"? You cannot miss this.

Because it is standing 20 feet tall, in great detail, right on Main Street. A tribute to boom... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Denver, Colorado
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19 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1533
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Standing in front of the Helper City Library (name on the building states Helper city auditorium) at 19 south Main Street, the Big John Statue is a tribute to the many coal miners of this area. This fiberglass coal miner, painted in glossy black paint,...More

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Because it is standing 20 feet tall, in great detail, right on Main Street. A tribute to boom times gone by in this small town, he stands proud through the down times. This is classic Americana and you should get off the highway, see Big...More

Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 25 March 2017

About the size and sculptural quality of the fiberglass Paul Bunyans I used to see occasionally at hardware stores when I was child, this monument to the Utah coal miners is not terribly impressive. At 20 some feet tall, the kids might enjoy seeing, running...More

Thank R S
Reviewed 8 March 2017

As we were driving through Helper, Utah - on our way to Salt Lake City - we were surprised to see this great big statue in the front of an old building. Of course, we had to stop! We walked up and had to take...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's a giant miner in the middle of a small town. What's not to like? Seriously, it's worth a stop. Only takes a few minutes. It's a nice way to break up the drive from Salt Lake City to Moab. And, downtown Helper City is...More

1  Thank Mason7127
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It's a statue of a giant miner. If you read the plaque, you can get a better idea of the history. Obviously mining is a big deal around here but that's about it. They wanted something to attract tourists so they built a statue....

1  Thank Sara S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Big John sits on a lawn in front of the Helper City Library. There's not much to him, but it's worth driving down Main Street in Helper. It's like stepping back in time--with painted advertisements on old brick buildings and no traffic lights. It's reminiscent...More

1  Thank Emilou325
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Small town of Helper, UT depends on Coal Mining and has a statue of Big John standing in front of the town library. The population of Helper is only about 2000. This historic town is a great off the road way to get out and...More

Thank XWagonmaster
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Neat statue in a cool old town, surrounded by tall mountains with a big rock balanced up on the north mountain. There is also a lot of old coal amps in the canyons around Helper......

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Historic Helper is all about coal, coal mining and trains (oh yes, and a old brothel) so the huge miner statue is a must see photo op. The town itself has a very interesting past and it's fun to walk around and look at the...More

Thank Ioannisutah
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