Atlanta, Illinois: Hot Dog Muffler Man 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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Hot Dog Muffler Man
A fixture in Cicero for decades, the Hot Dog Muffler Man has stood along Route 66 in Atlanta since 2003. Report...

Bunyon Muffler Man.

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

American Giants 3.

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, Atlanta, IL.

Hot Dog Muffler Man (and other International Fiberglass Giants)

Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia Muffler Men (and a Uniroyal Gal) as you've never seen them photographed before. No, I am not a religious nut, I'm a Jesus freak!

[Ken Fitton, 07/24/2020]

Ken sent us an impressive 10-statue collage to show his progress on the Muffler Men Pilgrim's Trail. The Hot Dog Muffler Man was one. Ken's wardrobe is composed of perpetually replenished "Jesus Saves" t-shirts.

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
Mattingly Automotive: Official Route 66 MechanicMattingly Automotive: Official Route 66 Mechanic, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
Smiley Face Water TowerSmiley Face Water Tower, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.
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Lincoln Watermelon Monument, Lincoln, IL - 10 mi.

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