Joshua Tree, California: Big Josh: Bearded Cowboy Muffler Man

Formerly of Mecca, California, the fiberglass cowboy giant was sold in May 2017 and moved to Joshua Tree in February 2018 -- where he was christened Big Josh.

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61943 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA
The Station. 29 Palms Hwy and El Reposo St.
213-804-7894 (Call to verify)
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Visitor Tips and News About Big Josh: Bearded Cowboy Muffler Man

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Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Big Josh of Joshua Tree stands at a renovated 1949 service station. The souvenir/coffee shop is called The Station. Big Josh is the cowboy who formerly stood in Mecca, California.

[Steve Halterman, 07/03/2018]

Muffler Man.

Cowboy Muffler Man

Shiny new man with a golden shirt at The Station in Joshua Tree.

[gigi, 04/17/2018]

The bearded M-Man was formerly headless, and was moved to The Station -- a converted 1946 gas station -- in February 2018.

Muffler Man

A Muffler Man formerly in Mecca, California, is now on Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. He is freshly decked out with cowboy duds.

[Jim Atkins, 03/03/2018]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

The Mecca Muffler Man lives! He has been restored. The head is back on and he is freshly painted. In front of El Tompa Mini Mart. This is the site of Poor Richard's Mini Mart [his former location], but moved from the side of the building to the front of the building.

[S Winston, 07/20/2014]

The Mecca Muffler Man had been without a head since 2001, and he vanished completely in 2007. We're glad that he's back.

Headless Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

The Muffler Man in Mecca is gone. The people there don't speak English and they have no idea where it went.

[S. Winston, 07/02/2007]

Here's a 2003 view sent by Steve Campbell of the Muffler Man in his headless heyday.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Beauty Bubble Hair and Beauty Museum and SalonBeauty Bubble Hair and Beauty Museum and Salon, Joshua Tree, CA - < 1 mi.
World Famous Crochet MuseumWorld Famous Crochet Museum, Joshua Tree, CA - < 1 mi.
Murtle The TurtleMurtle The Turtle, Joshua Tree, CA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Big Hand-Carved Indian Head, Desert Hot Springs, CA - 16 mi.

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