Aurora, Illinois: Pastel Spotted Cow

Pastel spotted cow stood in front of a Wisconsin ice cream store in the 1950s; now she brings some surprising color to an industrial park.

Fox Valley Farms

Address:
2619 Beverly Drive, Aurora, IL
Directions:
Fox Valley Farms. From the corner of N. Farnsworth Ave. and Bilter Rd, drive east on Bilter about a half-mile. Turn left (north) on Beverly Drive. You'll see the cow ahead, on the right.
Hours:
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Admission:
Free
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Industrial Park Pastel Spotted Cow

Industrial parks are usually characterized by squat, boring, white or beige buildings that are not typically tourist attractions. However, outside the Fox Valley Farms building is cow statue colored in pastel yellow, green, orange. and pink spots.

The 60-year-old cow was originally the mascot for the Rainbow Cone ice cream store in Wausau, Wisconsin, but she was packed away for about 40 years until the Rainbow Cone owners gave the cow to their supplier, Fox Valley Farms. She now serenely greets visitors from Memorial Day until Labor Day. During the off-season, she's stored in the sprinkler room.

[John Takao Collier, 08/19/2014]

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