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Marquette, Iowa - Pinky the Elephant
Pink Elephant is in a top hat in front of the Lady Luck Casino.[Richard Stockman, 03/31/2011]
Marquette, Iowa - Pink Elephant
This past October we were traveling along the Mississippi River. The notorious pink elephant has received a new outlook and has gone spotted. He looks like one of the 101 dalmations. They have a gambling establishment/hotel instead of the little pink motel.[Jackie Miller, 01/10/1998]
Essex, Illinois - Jack Barker's Metal Menagerie
A dense and varied variety of crazy metal creatures and characters created by a junk art sculptor, exhibited on his lawn. Artist Jack Barker passed away on May 16, 2012. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
- Jack died, sculptures dispersed, auctioned.
Livingston, Illinois - Futuro, Beach Guy, Elephant, Twistee Treat
Everything still there, plus a giant tricycle has been added. The large beach man now has an ice cream cone in his hand.[Chelsea, 07/03/2013]
He stands close to a soft serve sugar cone-shaped building, so his vice is understandable.
Pink Elephant Antique Mall
- 908 Veterans Memorial Dr., Livingston, IL
- Pink Elephant Antique Mall. I-55 exit 37. Turn west onto New Douglas Rd, then take the first left onto Henry St. Follow this south along the freeway, then make the eighth right onto Livingston Ave.
- Daily 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Twistee open F-Su to 10pm, M-Th to 9 pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Livingston, Illinois - Pink Elephant Antique Mall
We stopped here on our way to Minnesota. The UFO is green now. We didn't see a Harley Davidson man like the previous tip says; maybe we missed it. We checked out the antique shop and it had some pretty cool things to see. Then we had some ice cream from the Twistee Treat. Huge portions. My daughter's banana split was nearly the size of my head![Amy Sorsoleil, 08/31/2012]
We visited the Mall a month ago and the Harley-Davidson Muffler Man was there, but standing out in a field some distance away from the rest of the eye candy.