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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Atlanta, Illinois - Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 3
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.

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]

Hot Dog Muffler Man.

Bunyon's Statue

The hot dog-holding Muffler Man (also known as the "Bunyon") continues to stand guard over the town of Atlanta. The giant is in good condition, considering his less-than-great diet! There is a plaque next to the Bunyon that describes his history.

[John Holmes, 11/23/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
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Smiley Face Water TowerSmiley Face Water Tower, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
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Mini St. Louis Gateway Arch, Peoria, IL - 38 mi.

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