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The Lion Shrine

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Mont Alto Lion Shrine

The Lion Shrine was added to the campus in 2000. Standing just up the hill from the main entrance, this eight-foot, 2,135-pound fiberglass statue greets students and visitors to the campus.


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This location is one of the most photographed on the Mont Alto campus. Each year Mont Alto athletic teams, student clubs, and graduates line up to get their picture taken by the lion.  

The lion was purchased for $4,000 by the students at Mont Alto using money from the student activities fund. This lion is the seventh replica of the original Nittany Lion that has been constructed for Penn State campuses.