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Duck Hall of Fame

New London, Minnesota

Lucky Duck is home to the International Duck Hall of Fame. Come stop in to see this one of a kind recognition of famous ducks. Read about our inductees below and vote for which ducks should be inducted next!

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The Rubber Duck

Founding Member
Inauguration 2021

The earliest known rubber duck was made in the late 1800s by chemist Charles Goodyear. The rubber duck has become an iconic toy, and now can be found in many different colors, styles, and sizes. Lucky Duck has thousands of rubber ducks! Even Queen Elizabeth II is known to keep a rubber duck in her bathroom wearing a crown. The rubber duck was a founding member of the International Duck Hall of Fame in 2021.


Daffy Duck

Founding Member
Inauguration 2021

Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character created by Warner Bros. and often seen in the cartoon classic, "Looney Toons." Daffy first appeared in 1937 and went on to star in 130 shorts during the golden age of cartoons. The early Daffy is a wild and zany screwball, perpetually bouncing around the screen. Later during war years Daffy was drafted into military services as the mascot for the 600th Bombardment Squadron. Today he remains popular as a zany, light-hearted, and resourceful character. Daffy is a founding member of the International Duck Hall of Fame.

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Daisy Duck

Inauguration 2021

Daisy Duck is a cartoon character created by Walt Disney Company. She first appeared in the 1940 Disney Short "Mr. Duck Steps Out." Often Daisy was featured alongside Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse, but she also had her own adventures! She is often characterized as sophisticated, stylish, and intelligent compared to the other original Disney Characters. Throughout her history she has also been a performer, a singer, and a superhero!


Donald Duck

Founding Member
Inauguration 2021

Donald Fauntleroy Duckis a cartoon character created by The Walt Disney Company. This beloved cartoon is known for getting into mischief and his signature quacking speech. Donald Duck has appeared in more films than any other Disney character. He has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame, and was inducted into the Lucky International Duck Hall of Fame as founding member in 2021.

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Gray Duck

Founding Member
Inauguration 2021

Duck, Duck, Gray Duck is a popular children's game in Minnesota. It is a variation on another popular children's game called "Duck, Duck, Goose" in other regions. The game has been passed down for generations with adults and children teaching one another the game. While there are variations, in MN the basic rule of the game is to always say "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck." The Gray Duck was inducted as a founding member of the International Duck Hall of Fame in 2021. 

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Mighty Ducks

Inauguration 2022

The Mighty Ducks, a 1992 film, depicts a fictional Minnesota youth hockey team that gained immense popularity. The Mighty Ducks became a symbol of resilience, teamwork, and the triumph of the underdog. Beyond the silver screen, they influenced a generation to embrace the spirit of camaraderie and determination in sports. The Mighty Ducks franchise not only entertained audiences with its humor and heart but also left an enduring legacy, inspiring a love for hockey and instilling values of sportsmanship among fans worldwide.


The Ugly Duckling

Founding Member
Inauguration 2021

"The Ugly Duckling" is a Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The tale has been adapted to various media, including opera, musical, and animated film. In the story, a young duckling struggles to fit in, until learning they are actually a swan. The story is a reminder not to judge by appearances and that we all have it within us to fly! The Ugly Duckling was inducted into the International Duck Hall of Fame in 2021 as a founding member.


Aflac Duck

Inauguration 2021


The Aflac Duck is possibly one of the best known ducks in present-day pop-culture. Through his quirky quacks, this mascot's bright personality lit up the screens. The Aflac Duck has been featured in over 75 commercials and launched the Aflac brand. More recently, the Aflac Duck brought comfort to children fighting cancer as a plush, social robot. 

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