Black River Falls, Wisconsin: Orange MooseA 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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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]
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]
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 Arrow Head Lodge. This was sometime in the early 1970s.[kay zinn, 08/12/2009]
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]
I grew up in Black River Falls, and lived there until 1986. I don't know exactly when the Orange Moose(s) were "erected" but in the late 1970's I worked at Perkins -and a favorite thing to do was to pile rocks under the moose -- so it looked like it had "pooped." This was usually done after the late shift, and a few beers had been consumed. Ah youth![Tamara Relyea, 03/09/2006]