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Neptune, Wisconsin: Elephant Trunk Rock

A natural rock formation in Richland Center resembles the trunk and head of an elephant. For at least a century the roadside outcropping has been referred to as "Elephant Trunk Rock," and earlier as the "Devil's Hitching Post."

Hwy 58, Neptune, WI
From US 14 take Hwy 58 north around seven miles. The Rock is on Hwy 58, about 1.5 miles north of the right-hand intersection of Hwy N, between Devine Lane and Jaquish Hollow Rd.
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Elephant Trunk Rock.

Elephant Trunk Rock

Elephant Trunk Rock in Wisconsin is right along the roadside, with an official highway sign in case you can't guess the name.

[Britt Marley, 07/14/2010]

Elephant Trunk Rock.

Elephant Rock

About 3 miles north of the little unincorporated burg of Ithaca, WI, on Wisconsin State Highway 154 is "Elephant Trunk Rock". It really does look like an elephant trunk, and the gentleman who owns it has a sign up right next to it reminding everyone that it's "Elephant Trunk Rock."

There's a two car turnout right on the highway, which runs within 10 feet of the rock, so it's impossible to miss. No admission!

[Padraic R. Durkin, 08/20/2000]

This is a well-known local landmark, and has been visible along the road for over a century. The lower portion of the trunk is supported by a cemented cairn of stone.

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