Atlanta, Illinois: Muffler Man Holding Hot Dog

A fixture in Cicero for decades, the Hot Dog-Holding Muffler Man now stands along Route 66 in another town. Team Field Report

The Bunyon Giant

Arch St., Atlanta, IL
I-55 exit 140. Drive west on Hwy 25 into town, and continue straight on South St. Turn right onto Arch St. The Bunyon Giant will be on the left.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Bunyon Muffler Man.

Cicero's Hot Dog Giant
Before moving to Atlanta, Illinois, the Hot Dog Muffler Man was the bun- and weiner-hefting star of Cicero. Report... [02/21/2000]

American Giants 3.

Atlanta, Illinois - Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 3
Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 3: The A.G. Team prowls Atlanta IL's nostalgic Rt. 66 main street, loaner home of the Hot Dog Muffler Man. Watch Video.

Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man Holding Hot Dog

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Hot Dog Muffler Man.

Bunyon's Statue

The hot dog-holding Muffler Man (also known as the "Bunyon") continues to stand guard over the town of Atlanta. The giant is in good condition, considering his less-than-great diet! There is a plaque next to the Bunyon that describes his history.

[John Holmes, 11/23/2013]

Muffler Man appears in Prilosec print ad.

Muffler Man

This fellow has landed a bit of advertising fame in a print ad for an antacid. He is captioned as "Bunyon Giant, Atlanta, IL" and shares the ad with Larry the Cable Guy, who is evidently a spokesman for the brand. The ad came in the coupon flyers of my local paper toward the end of October, but also showed up in Rolling Stone magazine around the same time.

[Dan, 11/05/2012]

We've seen the ad, and we have to admit we're confused. No drug will settle your stomach if you eat a hot dog as big as a muffler man.

Hot Dog Muffler Man.

Hot Dog Muffler Man

The Muffler Man is still holding his big wiener in Atlanta, Illinois. There is a plaque with his history, and, best of all, there is a place across the street that sells great pie!

[Lesss23, 08/13/2012]

Known locally as "The Bunyon Giant" because this Muffler Man originally stood in front of a hot dog stand named Bunyon's in nearby Cicero. He was moved to Atlanta -- a little further west on Route 66 -- in 2003.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
Mattingly Automotive: Official Route 66 MechanicMattingly Automotive: Official Route 66 Mechanic, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
Smiley Face Water TowerSmiley Face Water Tower, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Quonset-Hut-Style Church, East Peoria, IL - 33 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

July 23, 2017

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Illinois Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, Cleveland, Ohio (Jul 17-23, 2017)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Atlanta, Illinois

Nightly rates found:

Book Online Now