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Atlanta, Illinois: American Giants Museum

History of the Muffler Men as curated by devotee Joel Baker. Includes an indoor display of body parts and the statues' various different heads.

100 NW Arch St., Atlanta, IL
I-55 exit 140. Drive west into town. At the stop sign turn right onto SW Arch St. You'll soon see the Hot Dog Muffler Man on the left, and a half-block beyond it, on the right, is the American Giants Museum.
Tu-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Half wit head.

American Giants Museum

Wonderful! One muffler man outside. Looks like platforms for at least four more. Inside the museum there are three beautiful heads on display.

[Terri, 04/12/2024]

American Giants Museum.

American Giants Museum

Opened in Summer 2023 on a limited (and I think seasonal) basis, it's a private collection -- but the city apparently is helping get the museum built up. More on the way, but the museum features the well known Muffler Man along with the short-lived Texaco Big Friend and all the related backstories. This is quintessential Roadside America!

[Clark W, 10/30/2023]

They may have also had some tourism development funding from the state.

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Hot Dog Muffler Man, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.

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