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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. Opened in Sep. 2023.

Address:
100 NW Arch St., Atlanta, IL
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Tu-Su 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
217-648-5077
RA Rates:
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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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