Atlanta, Illinois: Muffler Man Holding Hot Dog

A fixture in Cicero for decades, the Hot Dog-Holding Muffler Man stands along Route 66 in Atlanta. Team Field Report

The Bunyon Giant

Arch St., Atlanta, IL
I-55 exit 140. Drive west on Hwy 25 into town, and continue straight on South St. Turn right onto Arch St. The Bunyon Giant will be on the left.
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Bunyon Muffler Man.

Cicero's Hot Dog Giant
Before moving to Atlanta, Illinois, the Hot Dog Muffler Man was the bun- and weiner-hefting star of Cicero. Report... [02/21/2000]

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Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 3: The A.G. Team prowls Atlanta IL's nostalgic Rt. 66 main street, loaner home of the Hot Dog Muffler Man. Watch Video.

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Hot Dog Muffler Man.

Hot Dog Holding Muffler Man

The Muffler Man holding a hot dog is in great shape. The interpretive sign explains how he previously stood outside Bunyon's Restaurant in Cicero. The sign also describes the two other Muffler Men along Illinois Route 66 [The Gemini Giant in Wilmington and the Lauterbach Tire Man in Springfield]. If you look at the right angle, you have to wonder if he might be holding a baby Bunyan wrapped in a blanket instead of a hot dog!

[Mike Gassmann, 10/24/2018]

Hot Dog Muffler Man.

Muffler Man Holding Hot Dog

He's in good shape in downtown Atlanta! Beside the Muffler Man there's an interesting mural of Route 66 and a broken "hit the hammer" game (where you hit and then the puck goes up, depending how strong you hit).

[Gin, 07/27/2017]

Hot Dog Man.

Muffler Man Holding Hot Dog

There's a Casey's General Store to get gas on the way to this statue if you need to justify the stop for your reluctant husband. There was even a little hot dog cart selling hot dogs right by him! Multitasking at its finest:'d really be an irresponsible traveler to not stop here.

[Gretchen, 07/27/2017]

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