Dude Man – Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico

Howdy from Route 66! If you’re looking for a fun Route 66 roadside attraction with a western twist, this one is for you! Meet “Dude Man” the cowboy muffler man in Gallup, New Mexico.

Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

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 1963 and 1972 by International Fiberglass in Venice, California. With signature stances, these big men stood outside of muffler shops and other businesses to call attention from the road.

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And this one definitely calls your attention from the road! While he isn’t directly located on Route 66 you can still sneak a peek at him from the main drive.

Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Known as “Dude Man” by locals, he cowboy muffler man in Gallup stands on the roof of John’s Used Cars. The fiberglass giant wears blue pants, a red and white western button up shirt, and a white stetson cowboy hat. Around his waist is a holser complete with a pistol (which he may or may not have had to use judging from what appears to be a bullet hole in his head).

Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Dude man isn’t the only muffler man on Route 66! Here are some others to add to your road trip itinerary:

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Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Dude Man - Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Dude Man – Cowboy Muffler Man

Address: John’s Used Cars, 416 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible but gates may be closed if the business is

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Howdy from Route 66! If you're looking for a fun Route 66 roadside attraction with a western twist, this one is for you! Meet "Dude Man" the cowboy muffler man in Gallup, New Mexico. Visit this fun New Mexico roadside attraction on a Route 66 road trip of family vacation in New Mexico. Add it to your travel itinerary! #Route66 #Route66NewMexico #Route66RoadTrip #RoadsideAttraction #NewMexicoRoadsideAttraction #Route66RoadsideAttraction #NewMexicoRoadTrip #RoadTripHowdy from Route 66! If you're looking for a fun Route 66 roadside attraction with a western twist, this one is for you! Meet "Dude Man" the cowboy muffler man in Gallup, New Mexico. Visit this fun New Mexico roadside attraction on a Route 66 road trip of family vacation in New Mexico. Add it to your travel itinerary! #Route66 #Route66NewMexico #Route66RoadTrip #RoadsideAttraction #NewMexicoRoadsideAttraction #Route66RoadsideAttraction #NewMexicoRoadTrip #RoadTrip
Howdy from Route 66! If you're looking for a fun Route 66 roadside attraction with a western twist, this one is for you! Meet "Dude Man" the cowboy muffler man in Gallup, New Mexico. Visit this fun New Mexico roadside attraction on a Route 66 road trip of family vacation in New Mexico. Add it to your travel itinerary! #Route66 #Route66NewMexico #Route66RoadTrip #RoadsideAttraction #NewMexicoRoadsideAttraction #Route66RoadsideAttraction #NewMexicoRoadTrip #RoadTrip

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.