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Hampton, Minnesota: Vikings, Beach Dude, Gorilla

An impressive array of big statues are assembled on the spacious grounds of a trucking business.

Tom Eilen and Sons Trucking

22500 Hampton Blvd, Hampton, MN
Tom Eilen and Sons Trucking. About a mile northwest of town, on the north side of Hwy 50/Hampton Blvd, just past the cemetery, waste treatment facility and shooting range.
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Beach Dude.

Vikings, Beach Dude, Gorilla

Beach dude!

[Salty, 07/19/2018]

Always ready for a dip in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Viking and the girls.

Beach Dude, Vikings

I want to thank those of you who posted about the Beach Dude and Vikings earlier...for my sister's 50th we took a day trip/road trip and added this to our destinations. I would not have known about it had it been for the tips here.

[Mary Mueller, 09/28/2009]



This Viking was recently moved from behind the owner's(?) house to join the Beach Dude, gorilla and other Viking.

[Jack Steck, 03/28/2009]

Beach Dude statue.

Beach Dude, Gorilla, Viking

The Beach Dude, grasping a rope in his left hand, is holding up the front of an old dump truck. Right hand on hip, wearing a snazzy pair of late '50s/early '60s yellow swim trunks.

Now part of a landscaped display in front of the trucking business that includes a few old trucks, a gorilla and a 10 ft. tall Viking.

[Don Maki, 01/01/2008]

Beach dude.

Beach Dude

The man refernced in your web site in Empire I believe now is standing in front of Eileen & Sons Trucking Co. in Hampton, MN (just a few miles from Empire). He definitely looks like a beach dude to me and not a muffler man! Someone else beat me to the beer he must have been holding as it is gone now.

[Eric W. Johnson, 06/10/2002]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Cambodian Buddhist TempleCambodian Buddhist Temple, Hampton, MN - 2 mi.
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In the region:
Grave of VP Hubert Humphrey, Minneapolis, MN - 26 mi.

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