Tootsie – the Iron Whatchamacallit in Champaign

Meet “Tootsie,” a colorful metal creature who makes her home in downtown Champaign’s West Side Park!

Tootsie, an iron sculpture in West Side Park in Champaign, Illinois.

Tootsie, an iron sculpture in West Side Park in Champaign, Illinois.

Site: “Tootsie” Iron Statue
Location: West Side Park, 400 W. University, Champaign, IL
Cost: Free
Hours: Always Visible (observe park closing times)
Date: October 17, 2009

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

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 hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!