This Roadside Attraction
Gemini Giant Muffler Man, 810 E Baltimore St, Wilmington, IL 60481
Unfortunately, the Launching Pad closed down and went on sale in 2010. In 2016, the business went to auction but failed to sell because the reserve wasn’t met.
Today, the Launching Pad restaurant is closed down, but the space-age muffler man still stands and still draws crowds of road-trippers looking for roadside attractions. With the business closed, the fate of the big green man is still up in the air. So be sure to take a drive through Wilmington and stop for photos while you still can.
Photos of the Gemini Giant in 2007:
Here are a few photos of the Gemini Giant and Launching Pad restaurant from my first trip there back on July 13, 2007…
Site: Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad Restaurant
Location: 810 E Baltimore St, Wilmington, IL
Cost: Free to see. Lunch/dinner extra.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: April 9, 2010