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Cleveland, Missouri: Muffler Man

Never-before-displayed Mr. Bendo stored in Indianapolis, bought, sold again and installed deep inside a private group campground in 2016.

Stone's Last Resort

23610 S. Cleveland Ave, Cleveland, MO
Stone's Last Resort. South of Kansas City, 10 miles south of Belton. I-49 via Rt Y to E 233rd St to S Cleveland Ave. Please provide advanced notice prior to showing up, to allow owner time to unlock the front gate.
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Muffler Man

An original Mr. Bendo, never repainted. You can enter the resort campground to view him up close.

[Jim Stone, 07/24/2023]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

My family owns the Mr. Bendo Muffler Man located at 23610 Cleveland Ave, Cleveland, MO. The Muffler Man sits on Stone's Last Resort, 100 acres of private hiking/camping/hunting reserve located 30 minutes south of Kansas City. The entire property is available for public viewing/photos and camping reservations. Please provide advanced notice prior to showing up, to allow us time to unlock the front gate. Inquires and camping reservations can be made by contacting: Jim Stone

[Matthew Stone, 12/27/2018]
Muffler Man

Way down a rocky back road, the Muffler Man sits far back on private property. I caught a glimpse of him through the trees, but couldn't get a picture.

[Tracy, 07/26/2018]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - A Mr. Bendo

Ralph Potter at Ralph's Muffler in Indianapolis owned three Mr. Bendo-style Muffler Men figures. He was only able to set up one because of local sign ordinance laws. The other two giants remained in storage until American Giants purchased them in 2012 and 2015 respectively. This one was sold to Stone's Last Resort in August 2016. It stands on a concrete platform at the entrance to the property.

[Joel Baker, 03/06/2017]

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