Pinky the Elephant.

Pinky the Elephant

Field review by the editors.

Marquette, Iowa

Bleary-eyed Pinky, her top hat askew, formerly stood in front of the Pink Elephant Supper Club; we have a photo from the early 1980s. Now she stands outside of the Lady Luck (formerly Isle of Capri) Casino, and is a much-loved (if now out-of-context) civic symbol, freshly waxed and shining in the sunlight.

Built by promotional wizard Bob Reis in 1963, Pinky's moment of great glory came in August 1978, when Reis somehow made her water-ski on the Mississippi River to honor a visiting President Carter.

Pinky the Elephant

Lady Luck Casino

Address:
100 Anti Monopoly, Marquette, IA
Directions:
Just south of US Hwy 18 on Hwy 76/1st St., on the southbound side, next to a pedestrian overpass in front of the casino at Brown St.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Carved Sturgeon Photo OpportunityCarved Sturgeon Photo Opportunity, Prairie du Chien, WI - 2 mi.
Towboat L. Wade ChildressTowboat L. Wade Childress, Prairie du Chien, WI - 4 mi.
Spook Cave: Underground Boat TourSpook Cave: Underground Boat Tour, McGregor, IA - 7 mi.
In the region:
Bossie Mootel - Barn Sign, La Crosse, WI - 50 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Iowa

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Iowa.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

July 20, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Iowa Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Road Trip To The Moon (Jul 15-21, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

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

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Marquette, Iowa

Nightly rates found:

Book Now