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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Cow with Covid-19 mask.

Bessie the Cow

Bessie the Cow is still looking good.

[Missy, 05/28/2021]

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]

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