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Address: Downtown Athens, Athens, GA
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Fun Family Scavanger Hunt

Our family loves to Ty and find these as a fun side thing to do when we are in the car. It's really nice to see art displayed everywhere. We are planning to start a photo album of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
JenniferM0511
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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The bull dawg statues around the Athens business are very cool .... Maybe hinges on my love of the bull dawgs but still to see them all over town painted is pretty cool !!!!

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Thank Charles B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A few years ago, Athens resided to make a few dozen large Bulldog sculptures - have local artist paint them as works of art - and scatter them around town. Each one is unique. This is one of the reasons Athens is a Unique southern town.

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Thank billcole56
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Check out all of the Dawgs at various locations in Athens for some interesting art and a photo opportunity on your visit to wonderful college town.

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Thank Joe66Michael
Staatsburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The bulldogs (or Bulldawgs) one finds throughout Athens and through Five Points and other areas were commissioned by the Athens-Oconee Junior Women's Club and are a special little treat one comes across throughout the city. There are something like thirty-six of these statues which were created by local artists. Each one is unique and each has its own name. When... More 

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Thank Pryst
Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our family loves to Ty and find these as a fun side thing to do when we are in the car. It's really nice to see art displayed everywhere. We are planning to start a photo album of them.

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Thank JenniferM0511
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

As a non-resident, I love seeing the Bulldogs all over town. They're so cool and really show a lot of pride. They make great photo opps!

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Thank TRAVELINGIRL_11
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This art exhibit has become an Athens tradition. Even as a local, it is fun to try to hunt them all down and take a picture with them. I'd like to make this into an actual "scavenger hunt" someday.

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Thank EC098
Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I want instinctively dislike the bulldogs because they represent football, which means so much to a lot of people, but just means terrible traffic and a town full of drunk buttholes to those of us who love the downtown area. However, it kinda gets art into the eyes of people who might otherwise never notice, if only because the art... More 

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White, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Loved cruising around the city looking for the Dawg statues and taking pictures of them. So much fun!

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We did this as a scavenger hunt with our extended family and it was so much fun to try to find all of them around town. WE made a scrapbook of all the Dawgs so far with the family in it. Pretty funny.

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