Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.

Pinkie the Pink Elephant with Glasses in DeForest, Wisconsin

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This fiberglass giant pink elephant with glasses, also known as “Pinkie the Elephant” or “Pinky the Elephant” is a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin. When I visited the big pink elephant on my 2008 road trip to Mount Rushmore it lived outside of a Citgo Gas Station. When I visited again 11 years later, the location had been converted to a Shell Gas Station, but not much else about the giant pink elephant changed (I, on the other hand gained a few years and a few pounds).

Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
DeForest Pink Elephant
Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
August 2008
Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
August 2019

Want to learn more about the pink elephant gas station roadside attraction? Read the story of the Wisconsin pink elephant found on a sign adjacent to

Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.

The Story of the Pink Elephant

“The pink Elephant has been at this gas station since the mid-late 1960’s. The elephant was brought here because the owner was looking for a way to make his gas station stand out from the other stations on this intersection. The elephant has been here ever since.

It certainly is a road-side attraction and landmark in the area!”

“This Pink Elephant along with others were produced by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, WI. Pinky was the first produced Pink Elephant and was installed in 1963 in front of the Pink Elephant Supper Club in Marquette, IA. The Marquette elephant never had the cool sunglasses though. Other pink elephants were produced for Arco Gas Stations in the area that all displayed all Pink Elephants. Our famous Pink Elephant is the last one left in this area. A few other elephants can be found at car washes, antique malls and car developers in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee.”

“Many people would stop here to take photos with the elephant and continue to do so today. Some tourists tell us they have pictures of their children and the elephant from years ago and are now stopping to show their grandchildren.

The Pink Elephant has had several owners over the years and has endured too much graffiti but with each change of hands the Pink Elephant has been loved and cherished. This gas station is known for the Pink Elephant, has lots of Pink Elephant merchandise and works hard to keep him clean. There isn’t one name associated with our Pink Elephant; most refer to him as “Pinkie”. Pinkie loves to see visitors and is still so photogenic!”

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Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.

Pinkie the Pink Elephant with Glasses in 2008:

Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
Pink Elephant with Glasses – a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
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Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
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Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
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Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
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Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
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Pinkie the Pink Elephant with Glasses

Location: 4995 County Road V, DeForest, WI
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always Visible.
Date: August 2008, August 2019

While you’re there, don’t forget to stop and visit Sissie the Cow at Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet down the road!


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Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.
Pink Elephant with Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
Pink Elephant with Glasses – a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin
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.

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