Hot Springs, Arkansas: Muffler Man: Bunyan

Well-traveled Bunyan was "Big John" in St. George, Utah (1964-2001); then moved to Cheshire, Connecticut; then to Bache, Oklahoma in 2019; then to Hot Springs in 2022.

Driven Towing and Recovery

Address:
4140 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR
Directions:
Driven Towing and Recovery. Seven miles west of town, or 1.5 miles east of the bridge across the Ouachita River, on the north side of US-270/Albert Pike Rd.
RA Rates:
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Muffler Man.

Muffler Man: From Oklahoma to Arkansas

The Bunyan that was in Bache, Oklahoma, was sold in September and moved to his new home: Driven Towing and Recovery in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He still has his original platform under his feet, and stands just outside of the office, easily visible from the highway.

[Joel Baker, 11/22/2022]

Alien with mask.

Muffler Man - Bunyan

In addition to the Muffler Man there are other attractions to see outside of Griffeth Hot Rods -- such as a Sinclair dinosaur, a couple of antique cars, and a gun-toting alien greeter at the entrance.

[Lauri Gregory, 06/12/2020]

Sounds like our kind of place.

Paul Bunyan Muffler Man.

Paul Bunyan

I'm the owner, Scott Griffeth. Paul Bunyan now stands at Griffeth Hot Rods in Bache.

[Scott Griffeth, 03/12/2020]

Bunyan during transportation to new home.

Paul Bunyan

St. George Paul has left Connecticut and is in Oklahoma.

[scott griffeth, 10/22/2019]

"Big John" stood in St. George, Utah, until 2001. Since 2008 he'd been flat on his back in Connecticut. A crowdfunding campaign raised money to bring him back to the Beehive State, apparently with a pit stop for burgers in Oklahoma.

Muffler Man in storage.

House of Doors Muffler Man No. 2

I initially found Muffler Man No. 2 in 2017, still lying in the grass behind the building, but this year he was missing! Turns out they've taken him from the grass and put him on a trailer on the far side of the House of Doors. Is he gonna be restored?

[Kayti Mcmyermick, 07/25/2018]

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