Cherokee, North Carolina: 25-Foot Tall Indian - Muffler Man

A looming fiberglass giant, here for at least three decades, with a posing platform resembling a drum.

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848 Paint Town Rd, Cherokee, NC
On the south side of US Hwy 19/Paint Town Rd, on the east edge of Cherokee and just east of the towering Harrah's Casino.
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Indian Muffler Man.

Indian Chief Muffler Man

Still standing tall and proud even though he is being held hostage by a run-down Cherokee tattoo parlor. While you are there, take a picture of your kids riding the two fiberglass horses that evidently were once painted white.

[CROBERTS, 12/28/2013]

Indian with broken headdress.

25-ft. tall Indian - Muffler Man

His headress is now broken, but he's in good shape overall. He has the craziest pale blue eyes!

[Fuzzygalore, 07/01/2012]

Indian Muffler Man.

Indian - Muffler Man

The headdress on the Indian Chief Muffler Man is almost all gone.

[Alan Culley, 06/16/2012]

That's quite a trim job. Maybe it's some sort of new zoning regulation because of the upscale casino that's been built across the street.

Muffler Man Indian Chief.

Indian Chief Muffler Man

The Indian Chief Muffler Man stands in front of a closed-down tattoo parlor, directly across the street from the new Harrah's parking deck. Due to the hotel development in the area, this one may not last.

[Don M., 05/28/2010]

Indian Muffler Man.

Giant Indian Muffler Man

Indian's in Cherokee, North Carolina outside a pool hall.

[Wendy Jo Dupslaff, 09/16/2009]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Cherokee Bear ZooCherokee Bear Zoo, Cherokee, NC - 1 mi.
Cherokee: Tourists and IndiansCherokee: Tourists and Indians, Cherokee, NC - 1 mi.
Mac's Indian Village CabinsMac's Indian Village Cabins, Cherokee, NC - 1 mi.
In the region:
21-Foot-Tall Dragon at "The Dragon", Tallassee, TN - 44 mi.

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