Frackville, Pennsylvania: Pioneer Mom with Scary Child Team Field Report

Granny's Motel and Kitchen

115 West Coal St., Frackville, PA
I-81 exit 124B, head northeast on Rt. 61 towards Frackville. Granny's is on the right. Granny's Motel and Kitchen.
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A nice restaurant, but we visit mainly for the disturbing statue. Report...

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Stopped after a trip to Centralia. Not so sure that the motel is open, unless it is rented by the hour. Nonetheless it is a unique find and a fantastically creepy photo op.

[Roadside Explorer, 06/25/2016]
Granny's Motel and Kitchen

The motel is again in business. Be careful when pulling into the parking lot. Maybe it's the huge potholes in the driving surface that make the child in Granny's arms look so frightened!

[E. W. Burdorff, 05/24/2016]

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Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

It is actually visible from Rt 61 shortly after you come off the exit. I found it very disturbing. So much so that we dared not leave without dropping some coins into the neck of the doll. This may be the oddest roadside attraction I've seen so far.

[Bigfoot & Squirrel, 10/14/2013]
Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

While visiting this statue, we met a man who regularly rents a room at Granny's. He told us that for good luck, many people put coins in the neck of the headless doll.

[Hal Clarke, 09/19/2012]

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