Carl’s Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois

The Carl’s Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois, is a 15-foot tall version of the classic muffler man roadside attraction made by International Fiberglass. But this one wasn’t made by International Fiberglass. It was made by Virginia fiberglass artist Mark Cline, of Enchanted Castle Studios. He’s the man behind such roadside attractions as Foamhenge, Dinosaur Kingdom II, and many of the modern muffler men that spring up at new locations around the US today. Using a modified mold he created this modified muffler man who is appropriately named “Carl.”

Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction

The “soda jerk” style muffler man stands outside of Carl’s Ice Cream Factory in Normal wearing a pair of crisp white pants, a red collared shirt with his name “embroidered” on the chest pocket, and a soda jerk hat. In one hand he holds up a plump cheeseburger and, in the other, a soft serve ice cream cone with a smiley face.

Whether you’re visiting nearby Illinois State University or driving Route 66 through Illinois stop into Carl’s for a burger, an ice cream cone, and a selfie with this impressive mascot. You can also visit the sister location in neighboring Bloomington to see a giant ice cream cone on a pole!

Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Carl's Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Interested in finding all the muffler men on Route 66? Also check out the Gemini Giant, Muffler Man Holding a Hot Dog, the Atlanta Muffler Man head, the Lauterbach Giant, the Harley Davidson Muffler Man, Mega Mayor Muffler Man in Uranus, Route 66 Food Truck Park Chef Muffler Man, Buck Atom Space Cowboy, the 2nd Amendment Cowboy, and the Muffler Men Mural.


Carl’s Ice Cream Muffler Man

Address: 1700 W College Ave, Normal, IL
Cost: Free to See, Ice cream and burger costs vary
Hours: See the business’s official website for up-to-date hours and information

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The Carl’s Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois, is a 15-foot tall version of the classic muffler man roadside attraction made by International Fiberglass. This wasn’t made by International Fiberglass. It was made by Virginia fiberglass artist Mark Cline, of Enchanted Castle Studios.   #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #OklahomaRoute66 #Oklahoma #OklahomaRoadTrip #OklahomaRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip #MufflerMan
The Carl’s Ice Cream Muffler Man in Normal, Illinois, is a 15-foot tall version of the classic muffler man roadside attraction made by International Fiberglass. This wasn’t made by International Fiberglass. It was made by Virginia fiberglass artist Mark Cline, of Enchanted Castle Studios.   #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #OklahomaRoute66 #Oklahoma #OklahomaRoadTrip #OklahomaRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip #MufflerMan

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

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 with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!