Chicago, Illinois: Big Heads on Pillars

Officially known as the Merchandising Hall of Fame, this line of eight big bronze heads on pillars is unofficially mocked as "The Pez Hall of Fame."
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL
Best seen on foot, but if you are driving, from the corner of W. Kinzie and N. Wells Sts, turn south onto Wells (a one-way street) and then quickly turn right (just before the river) onto W. Merchandise Plaza (another one-way street). The heads will be on the left.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Big Heads on Pillars

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame

Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame

Once described by David Letterman as "The Pez Hall of Fame," the busts of eight merchandising pioneers are perched atop tall pillars on the south (river) side of Chicago's Merchandise Mart. If they allowed street vendors in front of the Mart, I suspect that some enterprising merchandiser of Pez dispensers would make a killing.

[John Takao Collier, 01/01/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Eternal FlameEternal Flame, Chicago, IL - < 1 mi.
The Ledge - 1,353 Feet Straight DownThe Ledge - 1,353 Feet Straight Down, Chicago, IL - < 1 mi.
Weber Grill Restaurant - Giant GrillWeber Grill Restaurant - Giant Grill, Chicago, IL - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Scale Model Smiley Water Tower, Calumet City, IL - 19 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

December 10, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Illinois Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Castle Noel, Medina, Ohio (Dec 9-15, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now