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Wynnewood, Oklahoma: Rodeo Sam: Muffler Man Cowboy

His scene in the 1996 movie "Twister" ended up on the cutting room floor. Ironically blown to bits in 2011 storm; subsequently repaired. Rodeo Sam beckons shoppers to a Western Wear store.

State Hwy 29, Wynnewood, OK
I-35 at exit 66. State highway 29 on southeast corner of intersection. In front of Steppin' Out Western Outfitters facing west.
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Muffler Man, 2023.

Muffler Man - Cowboy

The Wynnewood Muffler Man is still standing in 2023, secured by six stakes bolted into the concrete. Locals told us that his name is "Rodeo Sam."

[Sarah Zutter, 09/28/2023]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Cowboy

Muffler Man is still lookin' good, but looks like he's missing his muffler.

[Tommy Falgout, 08/09/2013]

The Wynnewood Muffler Man has been repaired since he was blown off the roof and dismantled by a storm in 2011. Now secured by steel cables and anchored to a cement slab on the ground.

Pieces of a Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Smashed!

I was a bit surprised when I stopped to see the Wynnewood cowboy to find him missing from his container. Furthermore his container was completely smashed by the fallen sign advertising the western wear store. Inside they told me a bad windstorm had come through in mid-December and knocked the sign down, which hit him on its way. and they found him in 3 pieces on the ground the following morning.

He is being repaired in either Nebraska or Oklahoma City (the lady there wasn't sure which) and will return hopefully by this coming summer. I was able to take some pictures of him before he ships north.

[Joel Baker, 01/11/2012]

Muffler Man statue.

Muffler Man

I first saw this Cowboy Muffler Man two years ago, easily visible from Interstate 35, near the town of Wynnewood. I committed myself to find it the next time my travels took me up I-35. And there he was, in splendid condition.

[Rick Wright, 06/07/2011]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

This is a muffler man cowboy at Steppin' Out Western Wear. Steppin' Out owner Harold Marcum says he bought the cowboy from an individual who leased it to the film company that produced the movie Twister. Marcum says the cowboy (approx 22 ft tall) was placed in a pond at Garvin County Lake for a scene in the film that was not used in the final production.

[Greg Holmes, 09/14/2009]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Toy and Action Figure MuseumToy and Action Figure Museum, Pauls Valley, OK - 6 mi.
Fried Pie DinosaurFried Pie Dinosaur, Davis, OK - 15 mi.
Collings CastleCollings Castle, Davis, OK - 16 mi.
In the region:
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, Oklahoma City, OK - 59 mi.

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