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.
All is well with the big guy, and not a for sale sign in sight.
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.
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
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