You have got to go here…The Yoda Statue, San Francisco, Calif.!
This entry is for all the Star Wars lovers and any one who wants to see something really really cool! I have to admit that I am not a fan of Star Wars (I know kill me now right?), I don’t hate them – they just aren’t for me. When my husband (HUGE Star Wars fan) proposed the idea of visiting the Yoda Statue I decided to humor him, but I ended up discovering something very neat!
First you have to know that Lucas Film Ltd. (where the statue is) is located in the Presidio, a former army post that is now a National Park. This place is amazing in its own right. There are museums, trails, restaurants, camping, and historic sites in the park…just to name a few, so when you are done looking at the statue make sure you spend the day exploring this wonderous open space.
Ok back to the reason we are here:) The Yoda Statue is located at 1 Letterman Drive in the Presidio. Google it, it is on the map. There is parking right in front of the building, but it is private – keeping driving a few blocks down and there will be a public pay lot on the right and left. Once you park there is a very accessible walkway to the statue. You can’t miss it…just look for the other tourists – believe me there will be some!
I have to admit that the statue was pretty darn cool. No matter what you think, Star Wars is a huge part of American and pop culture and it was neat to be a part of it. Take tons of pictures, they will make great memories! In addition to the statue there is also something you will want to do especially if you are a Star Wars fan. My suggestion is that you visit the statue during the week as if you do you can visit the lobby (and trust me, you WILL want to do this) of Lucas Film Ltd., which is located directly behind the statue. It was awe-inspiring to see all of the memorabilia – my favorite was the MTV Movie award. Make sure to look at everything as you just might discover a treasure! We were allowed to take pictures but were asked not to touch anything. I ask you to respect this rule as not to mess it up for future fans who will come to pay homage. Don’t be embarrassed to take lots of pictures as there are plenty of other people doing it too! 🙂 Check out my slide show below of the lobby!
After you are done getting your geek on, walk around the other buildings as there are some great statues that depict pioneers in the history of film.
Happy May the Force be With You,