Janesville, Wisconsin: Bessie the Cow

A "Cowlossus of Roads" - larger-than-life fiberglass rendering of a rural milk machine. Local landmark restored to prominence among stores and development along the highway.
Address:
3515 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI
Directions:
South I I-39/90, on west side of Hwy 26/Milton Ave., north of Morse St. between Arby's and Chipotle.
Phone:
608-757-3160
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Janesville, Wisconsin - Mexican Cowlossus Confuses Wisconsin
Bessie the Cow: Be wary if a PR firm wants to give your big bovine a makeover. That's the lesson learned by Janesville, Wisconsin, whose longtime icon Bessie the Cow recently had a large Spanish mantilla plopped on her head. [07/04/2008] Complete Story...

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Bessie.

Bessie the Cow

Finally, something to make our Great Dane puppy look small! Looks like Bessie's stool has been replaced with a new one!

[Gretchen, 07/22/2019]

Bucket photo op.

Milking Cow With Moving Stool

The cow's bucket is large enough to sit in. Stool moves too!

[Weisys, 09/08/2015]
Bessie the Cow

Easiest access to Bessie is from the Arby's parking lot. Across the street is an Exxon station. This makes a nice pit stop.

[Louisa, 08/16/2012]

Bessie the Cow.

Bessie the Cow

My wife grew up visiting Bessie when traveling thru Janesville, and we still stop when we're in the area. The giant cow has been moved from The Oasis to a location in a shopping center.

[Doug Just Doug, 08/02/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Large CrossLarge Cross, Janesville, WI - 1 mi.
Two-Story Outhouse Possibly Used by LincolnTwo-Story Outhouse Possibly Used by Lincoln, Janesville, WI - 3 mi.
Big Apple TowerBig Apple Tower, Edgerton, WI - 8 mi.
In the region:
Wisconsin Automotive Museum, Hartford, WI - 52 mi.

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