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Vinita, Oklahoma: 20-Foot-Tall Indian

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Hi-Way Cafe

Address:
437918 US-60, Vinita, OK
Directions:
Hi-Way Cafe. On the north side of Route 66/US-60, three miles west of downtown Vinita.
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20-Foot-Tall Indian

Erected in 1974, the Indian stood in front of the Big Indian Gift Shop in Massachusetts. In August 2023, after restoration, it moved to Oklahoma.

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Big Indian.

Big Indian

The Big Indian was originally in Charlemont, Massachusetts, where he stood on the Mohawk Trail for 49 years. He was purchased in 2023 and then moved to the Western Motel/Hi-Way Cafe just outside of Vinita, Oklahoma. He shares a parking lot with Big Bill the Muffler Man. Both stand alongside Route 66.

[Beth Hilburn, 02/08/2024]
Big Indian

Muffler Man Big Bill at Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma, is soon to be joined by the "Big Indian" statue from Charlemont, Massachusetts. The Indian has been standing outside a business, formally called the Big Indian Shop on the Mohawk Trail, Rte. 2, since 1974. So sorry to see him leave Western Massachusetts! But now he's probably in a better place out west.

[Tom, 08/14/2023]
20-Foot-Tall Indian

March 2023 -- the current owner is being asked to remove the statue. He is proposing to alter it instead. Actions are pending...

[Jessica Glover, 03/15/2023]

Trading post bear.

Trading Post, Formerly Big Indian Shop

A trading post store (named Native and Himalayan Views) that has odd and worthy attractions outside, including a teepee, a giant wooden Indian, and a large bear statue. The building is very fun and brightly colored, but unfortunately the store is closed.

[Ron Dwan, 01/06/2021]

The trading post may not be permanently closed. Many roadside stops are seasonal in this part of Massachusetts.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Bill: Muffler Man With SuitcaseBig Bill: Muffler Man With Suitcase, Vinita, OK - < 1 mi.
Standing Brave: Giant Indian ChiefStanding Brave: Giant Indian Chief, Big Cabin, OK - 4 mi.
Crosstar Flag and TagCrosstar Flag and Tag, Afton, OK - 14 mi.
In the region:
Will Rogers and Comanche, Oologah, OK - 31 mi.

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