Wilmington, Illinois: Gemini Giant - Space Age Muffler Man

A fiberglass giant is outfitted for space travel, clutching a rocket far too small for his size. The burger-hot dog-ice cream Launching Pad Drive-In has served Route 66 since 1960.

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Well worth a stop. He's in great shape. The Launching Pad had good road food too!

[J Nichols, 06/22/2010]
Gemini Giant - Space Age Muffler Man

Years ago some kids stole the rocket. It was all over the papers and a few months later it was found in the woods nearby.

[Stephanie, 01/23/2010]
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All is well with the big guy, and not a for sale sign in sight.

[Leslie, 09/11/2009]
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I visited the Gemini Giant in Wilmington, IL on my way back from an assignment in Mt. Vernon, IL (where I also visited the Uniroyal Gal). He is in fine shape and there is no For Sale sign that I could locate.

[Jennifer, 09/24/2007]
Launching Pad, Gemini Giant for Sale

The Gemini Giant -- America's Space Age Muffler Man -- may leave Wilmington, Illinois for a new home -- but we're hoping not. Owners Jerry and Sharon Gatties have put their Launching Pad Restaurant and its mascot up for sale, planning to retire.... [12/31/2006] Complete News Story

Gemini Giant - Space Age Muffler Man

Launching Pad Drive-In

Address:
810 E. Baltimore St., Wilmington, IL
Directions:
Launching Pad Drive-In. East edge of town, on the north side of Baltimore St./Hwy 53.
Phone:
815-476-6535
RA Rates:
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