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 & Restaurant 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 (though they are open minimal hours). 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 12:30pm (and then only Thursday through Saturday).
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Is this the World’s Largest Rooster Statue? That honor belongs to the 43-foot tall fiberglass rooster at the Great American Steak and Chicken House in Branson, Missouri. But this top hat rooster is still the tops!
After you stop by to see this formally dressed huge rooster statue (who used to be decked out in Christmas lights, but those have since been removed), 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
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 of Photos: July 15, 2007