From rubber duckies to tutus, some statues can’t get no respect—but along the way, they also get a lot fans.

Kids may not get excited about seeing monuments on a family vacation, but it’s hard not to be charmed by a historical figure with a traffic cone on his head.

While college campuses have long been hotbeds for statues that get moved or cheekily decorated by students—in 2007, MIT students turned Harvard's John Harvard statue into a Spartan warrior—the general public is not averse to gently enhancing their public art, too. In the run-up to the London Olympics, for instance, statues around the city kept getting traffic cones placed on their heads.

Certainly, there is a fine line between decorating and vandalizing—and most folks would agree that the right side of that line includes décor that can be easily removed. 

But here are a handful of statues around the world that have boosted their appeal through their embellishments and have become kid- friendly attractions you wouldn’t want to miss: