Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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It’s time to STEER you towards this next roadside attraction: the Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

No bull, this giant steer is painted black and white and wears a bright red chef’s hat and bib. The fiberglass big cow was built by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, Wisconsin (now known as FAST Corporation) and originally stood on top of The Rafters Steakhouse on South 27th Street in Oak Creek.

Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When Rafters closed in 2010, the fate of this giant fiberglass steer was unknown. But, sometime between then and 2012, the Wisconsin roadside attraction was relocated to sit atop Puddle Jumpers BBQ restaurant in Milwaukee, across from General Mitchell International Airport .

Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Unfortunately, Puddle Jumpers has now also closed and our giant friend now sits on top of an abandoned garage, surrounded by a wooden fence.

Will he make another MOO-ve? Will he be STEER-ed to another location? I haven’t HERD anything but I’d have no BEEF if he did!

Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Looking for other big cows in Wisconsin? We’ve got you covered. Be sure to visit Sissy the Cow in DeForest and Bessie the Cow in Janesville on your next Wisconsin road trip!


Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Location: Puddle Jumpers BBQ (CLOSED), 4939 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI (across from the airport)
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


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Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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