Milford, Nebraska: World's Largest Covered Wagon

At one time a gas station, and it still resembles a covered wagon, but today's visitors are disappointed that the giant wheels and cowboy are gone. Currently empty.

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World's Largest Covered Wagon

Now disguised as "Outlaw Cycle," the place seems to be in fine shape from the outside. We tried to get access to the picturesque dilapidated church (across the road -- on the teepee side) visible from I-80, but couldn't get there from where we were. The slightly frightening "stay at your own risk" primitive barn/hotel (perhaps permanently closed) was our cue to vacate the premises, as well as the shadowy figure peeking at us from inside the residence. I'm sure the owners are nice folks.

[Jim Roberts, 11/25/2004]

Covered Wagon.

World's Largest Covered Wagon

Here is a current picture of the world's largest covered wagon which is next to the Milford Muffler Man. Strips of the roof were blowing off when I was there in early October.

[Rich Birley, 11/24/2000]
World's Largest Covered Wagon

As self-proclaimed roving correspondent for the World's Largest Covered Wagon/Husker Muffler Man, I have the grim task of reporting that the gas station there in Milford, Nebraska (I-80 Milford exit 382) has had yet another nail driven into its coffin: The pumps are gone and filled in with sand, spelling even more neglect for the covered wagon, Honeymoon Cabin, and Muffler Man with the Big Red Hat. It is unclear whether or not the man responsible for the Covered Wagon is still alive and what will become of the Muffler Man.

[Kendal Obermeyer, 12/03/1998]
World's Largest Covered Wagon

I work in Lincoln NE at a TV station, I had just learned about your site two days before I was sent to shoot a commercial in York. This was the perfect time to see the muffler man in Milford (the one sporting an old Nebraska cowboy hat -- supporting the football team).

The spot where he is has a covered wagon [The World's Largest] for a gas station. Well, the picture you show is not exactly what's there now. The gas station is closed, the pumps are gone, and both the wagon and muffler man look pretty bad.

[3dpro, 09/01/1998]

World's Largest Covered Wagon

965 County Rd 238, Milford, NE
I-80 exit 382, northwest side.
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