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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.

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-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
217-650-7117
RA Rates:
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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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In the region:
Hot Dog Muffler Man, Atlanta, IL - < 1 mi.

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