St. Elmo, Illinois: Teepee, Big Buffalo, and Fighting Horses

A convergence of indigenous symbols of America: teepee, buffalo, and fighting horses. For a time there was also a large pumpkin, originally seen north of Vandalia, but by 2014 it was gone.

Driftstone Pueblo

W. Tower Rd., St. Elmo, IL
Driftstone Pueblo. Teepee and Buffalo are at I-70 exit 76. Big Pumpkin was several miles west and north on US Hwy 51.
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Buffalo and teepee.

Indian Teepee, Buffalo, and Battling Horses

Outside of a large shop of Native American crafts and souvenirs, the big buffalo still stands and the teepee appears to have gotten a new covering. These two roadside attractions have been joined by a pair of huge, welded metal horses in the middle of a fight!

[Mike Gassmann, 06/02/2019]

Buffalo statue.

Indian Teepees, Buffalo... No Pumpkin

There are informative signs around to read about the teepee and other things.

[Mallory Billings, 07/02/2016]
Indian Teepees, Buffalo

Large souvenir shop with some authentic Indian artifacts. I wouldn't go out of the way to see the buffalo and teepees, but it's a good place to stretch your legs and use the restroom.

[Amy, 06/25/2015]
Pumpkin - Gone

The pumpkin is now gone. It looks as if the house where it was located has been sold, and the new owners have cleaned up the area.

[Tom Brookens, 01/01/2015]


Indian Teepees, Buffalo, Big Pumpkin

Good place to stop and stretch your legs. The gift shop is large and the restrooms were clean.

[EggDropErin, 06/28/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Yard Art with TrucksYard Art with Trucks, Brownstown, IL - 6 mi.
Gateway Arch ReplicaGateway Arch Replica, Vandalia, IL - 13 mi.
Abe Lincoln Reading NewspaperAbe Lincoln Reading Newspaper, Vandalia, IL - 13 mi.
In the region:
Henry's Ra66it Ranch, Staunton, IL - 50 mi.

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