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Lynwood, Illinois: Giant Man Made of Plastic Barrels

He comes and goes, but there are always fresh trash barrels for his resurrection at his home in a garden center and mulch depot. First reported in 2001.

Clarke's Garden Center

2061 E. Lincoln Hwy, Lynwood, IL
Clarke's Garden Center. On the north side of US 30/Lincoln Hwy just east of Hwy 394.
708-758-8500 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Giant Man Made of Plastic Barrels

He was not there as of 7/23/17.

[Kerrie, 07/28/2017]

Plastic Barrel Man has disappeared and then been rebuilt several times since he was first reported in 2001. Visitors should definitely call ahead before they make the drive.

Giant Man Made of Plastic Barrels

The Barrel Sock Monkey is back and better than ever! Whoever is responsible for him, put him back up in front of the flower farm!

[Ben Perdue, 10/06/2015]

Barrel Man.

Giant Man Made of Plastic Barrels

Giant man made of plastic Barrels at a garden center on US 10 West outside of Chicago. Happened to notice it as I was driving past and stopped to snap this photo. The place itself was really cool because it had all sorts of interesting landscape stuff.

[Steph Mineart, 05/28/2001]

The giant man apparently comes and goes, but there's other odd stuff to look at even if he's not around.

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