|First appearance||Mario Kart 8 (2014)|
|Latest appearance||Super Nintendo World "Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge" (2021)|
The Bowser Monument is a giant Bowser Statue in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is the centerpiece of Bowser's Castle, and it is featured in the course's intro. As the racers drive past it, the Bowser Monument punches the track, sending ripples through it that can be used for tricks. The track splits into two, with the Bowser Monument in the middle of both paths, and it alternatively punches a Dash Panel on each side of the track.
The Bowser Monument greatly resembles the other large Bowser Statues from Mario Kart 64 as well as Mecha Bowser from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii, except it is intermixed with lava and punches instead of shooting fire.
- Musa, Alexander. Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 130. "Bowser Monument: This massive centerpiece is alive! It punches at the course, sending shockwaves through the track."
- Theme Vision (February 11, 2021). Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge Ride. YouTube. Retrieved December 15, 2022.