Black River Falls, Wisconsin: Orange Moose

A giant, fiberglass orange moose, conveniently placed near picnic tables and a pond for a road trip break.
Oasis Rd, Black River Falls, WI
I-94 exit 116. Drive east on Hwy 54. Make first right onto Oasis Rd. The moose will be on the left, just past the Perkins.
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Moose Statue

The orange moose next to Arrowhead Lodge did in fact belong and sit on Moose Peterson's/my grandpa's car lot on Hwy 12. The moose was made in Sparta, WI, and was originally brown in color while on the lot. He won it shaking dice. He put up a car and the other guy put up the moose and my grandpa won.

It remained on his lot till shortly after he passed in a motorcycle accident in Spring of 1974. In need of repair and fresh paint, the statue wound up at the Black River Falls Oasis where it still is today. It was painted orange for whatever reason after it reached the Oasis.

[Travisahawley, 08/28/2015]

Orange Moose.

Orange Moose

My friends and I saw the Giant Orange Moose from the expressway and it was decided we had to stop. It was a great decision, great restaurant. And once the waitstaff told us only two people had ever gotten on top of the giant moose, we weren't leaving until we conquered it. Mission accomplished=]

[Ashley, 03/29/2011]

Orange Moose.

Orange Moose

The Orange Moose is next to a gas station, and has a grassy area with picnic tables. Great area to stop with young kids to let them run around.

[Sister Road Trip, 11/20/2010]
Orange Moose - Vague Recollections

The Orange Moose near the Arrow Head Lodge in Black River Falls used to be at the Moose Peterson car sales on Hy 12 north. At that time it just looked like a normal large moose.

The story I had heard was that Moose Peterson liked to go drinking with his friends and was a real joker. One night his friends decided to play a joke on him and painted his new moose orange. To get back at his friends, he left it that color. After Moose passed away, the business closed and the moose was sold to the new Arrowhead Lodge. This was sometime in the early 1970s.

[kay zinn, 08/12/2009]

Orange Moose.

Orange Moose

Here is a recent picture of the big orange moose in Black River Falls, WI. And no, I didn't dress to match the moose on purpose.

[Daniel Bruhn, 08/20/2008]

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