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Portage, Wisconsin: Giant Farmer Bob

Big rural lug is ready to party, Wisconsin style, with a sausage in one hand and cheese in the other. Farmer Bob souvenirs available in the gas station.

N5755 State Road 78, Portage, WI
I-90/94 exit 108. Northwest side. At the Mobil station.
M-Th 6am-9pm, F-Su 7am-10pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Big Farmer Bob.

Giant Farmer Bob

Giant Farmer Bob was built in the 1970s and has been at this location ever since. The original owner had Farmer Bob built and displayed to attract customers for the business, which back then was a cheese and sausage shop. He was cleaned, repaired, and given a fresh coat of paint in 2017. This gas station is known for Farmer Bob, carries souvenirs of Farmer Bob, and works hard to keep him clean!

[Preet Ghuman, 01/14/2019]


Strange Giant Farmer

The eyes look different; maybe they were redone to look more friendly? Still kinda creepy if you zoom in on them....

[Tony H., 10/08/2017]
Giant Farmer

The clerk at the Mobil station said that the farmer's name is Pepper Jack. Like the cheese, maybe?

[Beverly Watkins, 07/17/2016]

Strange Farmer.

Strange Giant Farmer

I thought the Farmer was pretty cool and worth the super-easy hop off of I-90. America doesn't make this kind of stuff anymore. The eyes alone are worth a look.

[Sheri L., 07/07/2014]


Strange Giant Farmer

ID tag on the giant farmer says "Creative Displays, Inc Sparta Wisconsin." Now the station is a Mobil!

[Ron Renken, 06/20/2013]

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