Where are all of Buffalo Grove’s buffaloes?
That’s the question that was posted recently on Buffalo Grove Patch’s Facebook fan page by Larry Meyer, who wanted to track down the location of the village’s painted buffalo statues.
Searching for buffaloes sounded like a fun way to spend a warm spring afternoon, so I set out to find the answer.
Before wandering aimlessly through Buffalo Grove, I turned to village staff for help. Deputy Village Manager Ghida Neukirch said there were originally 20 buffalo statues, which were purchased and painted by local businesses and organizations. Since their arrival during the village's 2001 "Buffaloes on Parade" program, “most have either sold or no longer have their buffaloes,” she said.
Among the homes of the surviving buffaloes are the , , , , , , and .
Photos of those eight buffaloes are posted here. Do you know where each one is located? Tell us in the comment box below. The answers will be posted next week on Patch.
Do you know of a painted buffalo missing from this list? Tell us where it's hiding by commenting below.