Audubon, Iowa: Albert the Bull

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Address:
East Division St., Audubon, IA
Directions:
I-80 exit 60, then north on US Hwy 71 for 16 miles. Just past the airport as you enter town, turn right onto Side Ave, then a quick left. Albert will be on your right. East Division and Stadium Drive.
Phone:
712-563-3780
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Albert the Bull.

Albert the Bull

Albert is a 45-ton, 28-foot-tall concrete replica of the perfect Hereford bull. Push a button and he'll tell you his story. His distinctive baby blue eyes were repainted brown in Oct. 2017, after decades of complaints from local farmers.

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Albert the Bull.

Audubon, Iowa - Albert the Bull: My Story
Albert the Bull:

Push a button in the interpretive kiosk and hear the story of Audubon's concrete bull.

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Albert the Bull.

Albert the Bull

Just as beautiful as ever!

[Deb Wills, 05/07/2021]

We note that Albert has received fresh paint on his hooves, horns, and nose. And that garland around his beefy neck -- new hippie demographic in Audubon?

Albert the Bull

My dad, Cam Ross, painted Albert for the first time back in 1964. He used to laugh when he told me about painting the famous "privates" of the World's Largest Bull. He told me he had to paint in short bursts when there weren't any cars driving by or people gawking and laughing. Painting a 30 foot tall concrete bull's naughty bits was a bit embarrassing!

On a related note, my graduation class of 1976 did one of the most famous augmentations of Albert's family jewels. They were painted red white and blue with stars in honor of our nation's Bicentennial! Long live Albert and Audubon!

[kacy ross, 04/01/2005]
Albert the Bull

Go to see Albert the Bull during high school football season, and you are likely to get an even "bigger" laugh. You see, I grew up 30 miles from Audubon, and it was always a great homecoming prank to have someone go and paint Albert's colossal privates our school colors...esp. when we played our homecoming game against the Audubon Wheelers. It was always fun to see who Audubon would be playing next :)

[An Iowan, 08/18/2002]

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