Skip to Main Content

Franklin, Pennsylvania: Dairy Queen Apollo Spacecraft (Gone)

An Apollo test capsule, had been mounted at re-entry angle in front of a Dairy Queen. Spacelicious.

On Hwy 8, west side, 13 miles north of I-80 exit 29.
May 2019: Reported sold, gone.

Visitor Tips and News About Dairy Queen Apollo Spacecraft

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

Apollo capsule.

Dairy Queen Apollo Spacecraft

Still adorning the local DQ. Make sure to stop by when they're open, May thru October. Inside and out the building is made like a runway, with flashing lights and even a cute airplane inside for eating in. Above the counter area is a video loop detailing info about the where the boilerplate came from and such.

[Jennifer Peters, 06/09/2012]

Dairy Queen Apollo capsule.

Dairy Queen Apollo Spacecraft

The owner tells me that he bought this Apollo Spacecraft Boilerplate from a salvage dealer in Grove City, PA, in 1982.

[Dave Hromanik, 08/10/2007]

To avoid using up all the really expensive furnished spacecraft, "boilerplate" versions of the Apollo mission capsules were created for unmanned land and water impact tests and other purposes. Some never went anywhere, but luckily this one nabbed a post-Apollo mission to encourage human-cone encounters.

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.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Pennsylvania Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

American Treasure Tour, Oaks, Pennsylvania (Jul 8-14, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings