Paul Bunyon Muffler Man Holding a Hot Dog in Atlanta, Illinois - Route 66 Roadside attraction

Muffler Man Holding a Hot Dog in Atlanta, Illinois

When you think of the word “Muffler Man” what do you think? Is it a guy who fixes your car? Or is it a person made from car mufflers? If you’re like me, you think differently, and think of something like this Muffler Man holding a hot dog in Atlanta, Illinois. A muffler man roadside attraction … Read more

Our Lady of the Highway Shrine on Route 66 in Raymond, Illinois

Our Lady of the Highway Shrine on Route 66 in Raymond, Illinois

While most of the roadside attractions that we visit are extra big or extra weird, not all roadside attractions fit into that mold. Take this for example: the Our Lady of the Highway shrine on Route 66 in Raymond, Illinois. The Our Lady of the Highway shrine consists of an intricate 12-foot tall Carrara marble … Read more

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

Make some space in your road trip itinerary for this Route 66 roadside attraction: the Gemini Giant muffler man in Wilmington, Illinois. It’s out of this world! The Gemini Giant is a 28-foot tall muffler man who stands on Route 66 outside the Launching Pad restaurant in Wilmington, Illinois. He weighs in at a whopping … Read more

Dick's on 66 - Dick's Towing in Joliet, Illinois Route 66 Attraction

Dick’s on 66 – Dick’s Towing in Joliet, Illinois

Whether you need a car towed or want to see some vintage cars, this Route 66 roadside attraction is for you. Dick’s on 66 in Joliet, Illinois (AKA Dick’s Towing) features old cars on their roof and a slice of the Mother Road at a real Joliet business. The big white and orange building on … Read more

Harley-Davidson muffler man at the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois - Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Harley Davidson Muffler Man in Livingston, Illinois

This roadside attraction is a muffler man turned motorcycle man. The giant biker can be found at the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois: the Harley Davidson Muffler Man. Muffler men roadside attractions are fiberglass giants who stand anywhere from 14 to 25 feet tall. Each has a similar design and was built between … Read more

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

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, … Read more

Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois

Hare it is! Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois is a newer Route 66 attraction that quickly became a must-visit stop on the Mother Road.  Henry’s Rabbit Ranch is a Route 66 visitor center and souvenir shop with a particular pedigree. The theme here, if you couldn’t guess, is rabbits. There are often dozens of … Read more

Billboard at Route 66 Memory Lane in Lexington, Illinois

Route 66 Memory Lane in Lexington, Illinois

Take a trip down memory lane in Lexington, Illinois. Route 66 Memory Lane, that is. In Lexington, Illinois, an original 1-mile stretch of Route 66 has been restored and turned into an interpretive trail complete with original pavement and vintage billboards and signs for Burma Shave, Nehi, Oasis Drive-In, and more. This original two-lane stretch … Read more

Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois - Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois

We’ve all heard of pink elephants on parade. But this Route 66 location not only features a giant pink elephant but also a parade of one more giant thing after the next. At the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois you can find their famous big pink elephant and also so much more. The … Read more