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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Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

A nice restaurant, but we visit mainly for the disturbing statue. Report...

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Pioneer Woman with Scary Child

I noticed this while staying at the Motel 6 across the street... and being a Muffler Man enthusiast I had to go look. Not a M-Man or a derivative thereof, but worth seeing anyway. Looks like she hasn't had a paint job recently, and the motel part of Granny's Motel and Kitchen is going through some changes; it didn't look open and there were lots of mattresses in the parking lot and the lobby. But the Pioneer Woman and her Scary Child are still there, staring, and still holding that decapitated doll.

[Kayti McMyermick, 08/04/2019]

Pioneer mom and child.

Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

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]

Pioneer mom and child.

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]

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