Giant Rooster in a top hat roadside attraction is a ten-foot tall statue that stands outside of Carl's Bakery in East Peoria, Illinois.

Giant Rooster in a Top Hat in East Peoria, Illinois

Home » Roadside Attractions Blog » Illinois » Giant Rooster in a Top Hat in East Peoria, Illinois

Cock-a-doodle-doo! This Giant Rooster in a top hat roadside attraction is a ten-foot tall statue that stands outside of Carl’s Bakery in East Peoria, Illinois.

Carl’s Bakery is a local mainstay with a barn-style theme that draws crowds for it’s fresh donuts and pastries. While the top hat rooster is visible all hours of the day and night, if you want doughnuts, get there early. The bakery opens at 5:30 am and closes by 1 or 1:30pm (and it’s closed completely on Sundays and Mondays).

After you stop by to see the gigantic rooster in a giant top hat (who is often decked out in Christmas lights), be sure to hop back in your car to visit other Peoria, Illinois tourist attractions. like the  “Twistee Treat” Ice Cream cone-shaped building.

Giant Rooster in a top hat roadside attraction is a ten-foot tall statue that stands outside of Carl's Bakery in East Peoria, Illinois.

Want to see more big birds on your next road trip? Look out for Maxie the world’s largest goose or another giant rooster in in Nooksack, Washington!


Giant Rooster in a Top Hat

Location: Carl’s Bakery and Restaurant, 819 E Camp St, East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible, bakery hours vary
Date: July 15, 2007

Pin this Illinois roadside attraction:

Giant Rooster in a Top Hat in East Peoria, Illinois
Giant Rooster in a Top Hat in East Peoria, Illinois
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 with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

View stories

Follow Silly America:

Instagram  FacebookInstagram

 

 

 

And sign up for our email list: