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Whitney, Idaho: The Smiling Barn

The outside wall of a barn is painted with a smiling face that can only be seen when leaving a cemetery. Counterculture confection, or Temple of the Kool-Aid Man?

1400 East Rd, Whitney, ID
From Preston drive southeast on US-91 for two miles. Turn left onto 1400 S, drive a quarter-mile, then turn left at the Whitney Cemetery sign. Drive north a quarter-mile, then turn around. You'll see the barn on the left.
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The Smiling Barn.

The Smiling Barn

Most people never see the face side of The Smiling Barn unless they're heading back from small Whitney Cemetery just to the north. The back of the barn is regularly repainted in different colors and a huge smiling face. It's on private land, but can easily be seen heading south on the road from the cemetery.

[Ned Niksim, 06/05/2020]

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