Janesville, Wisconsin: Bessie the Cow

A "Cowlossus of Roads" - larger-than-life fiberglass rendering of a rural milk machine. Local landmark restored to prominence among stores and development along the highway.
3401 Milton Ave., Janesville, WI
South I I-39/90, on west side of Hwy 26/Milton Ave., across the street from K-Mart.
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Janesville, Wisconsin - Mexican Cowlossus Confuses Wisconsin
Bessie the Cow: Be wary if a PR firm wants to give your big bovine a makeover. That's the lesson learned by Janesville, Wisconsin, whose longtime icon Bessie the Cow recently had a large Spanish mantilla plopped on her head. [07/04/2008] Complete Story...

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Bucket photo op.

Milking Cow With Moving Stool

The cow's bucket is large enough to sit in. Stool moves too!

[Weisys, 09/08/2015]
Bessie the Cow

Easiest access to Bessie is from the Arby's parking lot. Across the street is an Exxon station. This makes a nice pit stop.

[Louisa, 08/16/2012]

Bessie the Cow.

Bessie the Cow

My wife grew up visiting Bessie when traveling thru Janesville, and we still stop when we're in the area. The giant cow has been moved from The Oasis to a location in a shopping center.

[Doug Just Doug, 08/02/2012]

Bessie and her bucket and stool.

Bessie the Cow

Janesville, Wisconsin's Bessie the Cow and her additional trim work...

[Bill Simonson, 06/28/2011]

A loved figure among cow landmarks!

Nearby Offbeat Places

Large CrossLarge Cross, Janesville, WI - 1 mi.
Giant Pumpkin SiloGiant Pumpkin Silo, Milton, WI - 3 mi.
Big Apple TowerBig Apple Tower, Edgerton, WI - 8 mi.
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Illinois Freedom Bell, Mount Morris, IL - 52 mi.

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