Mercer, Wisconsin: World's Largest Talking Loon

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Address:
5150 N. Hwy 51, Mercer, WI
Directions:
On US 51 in town, north side of the road, in front of the Chamber of Commerce.
Phone:
715-476-2389
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Mercer's Loon.

World's Largest Talking Loon

Known as "Claire d'Loon," the World's Largest Talking Loon talks at the push of a button, but only in loon sounds.

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Claire d'Loon.

World's Largest Talking Loon

Claire d'Loon is right next door to the Mercer Chamber of Commerce.

[Susan, 08/14/2020]

Talking Loon.

Claire d' Loon

The World's Largest (formerly) Talking Loon is set to receive her voice back on May 16th, during the annual Claire d' Loon aMAYzing birthday bash. The Mercer Chamber of Commerce is installing a voice box that will allow visitors to press four different buttons to hear each of the loon calls. It will also have a tutorial button with information on Claire and loons in general. Claire will once again be the World's Largest Talking Loon!

[Tina Brunell, 02/19/2015]
World's Third Largest Loon Needs Patching

The Chamber of Commerce in Mercer, Wisconsin, has launched a fund-raising campaign to repair holes in "Claire d'Loon," the 16-foot-tall loon statue that stands next to the chamber office.

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[09/10/2005] Complete News Story

Giant Loon, Mercer, Wisconsin.

Giant Loon and Catholic Shrines

One of the many fantastic attractions en route from Pulaski, WI to Hurley, WI/Ironwood, MI is the giant fiberglass loon statue on the side of Hwy 51.

Pulaski has the largest country church in the world (or so I've been told). There are also Catholic shrines in the country (one north of Pulaski on HWY 29, one south on St. Augustine St.) where people used to go to pray if the church was too far away.

Farther north (on the way to Hurley), you see the Paul Bunyan in Wabeno, the Larry the Logroller statue, (I think there is still a Paul Bunyan and Babe before Rhinelander, in front of a trailer park?), a weird alien looking sculpture in front of a roadside bar just before Rhinelander, the hodag cut out signs in Rhinelander, the giant loon in Mercer, the Hiawatha statue in Ironwood.

[Monica, 04/21/2002]

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Head of First Smokey Bear CostumeHead of First Smokey Bear Costume, Mercer, WI - < 1 mi.
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