Wilmington, Illinois: Gemini Giant - Space Age Muffler ManA 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.
Visitor Tips and News About Gemini Giant - Space Age Muffler Man
Well worth a stop. He's in great shape. The Launching Pad had good road food too![J Nichols, 06/22/2010]
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]
All is well with the big guy, and not a for sale sign in sight.[Leslie, 09/11/2009]
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]
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
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