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Rudolph, Wisconsin: Painted Rock

A large rock in an out-of-the-way yet convenient spot is frequently custom-painted by passers-by.

County Hwy O, Rudolph, WI
Three miles east of town, at the intersection of County Rd C and County Hwy O.
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Painted Rock

Painted Rock as seen on July 19, 2022.

[Craig Grondfeldt, 07/26/2022]
Painted Rock

If the rock had an address, it would be Rudolph, WI. Location is intersection of County C and County O, Wood County.

[Gretchen, 02/22/2011]

Painted Rock.

Painted Rock

It's a rock. Painted.

We found the rock and painted it in broad daylight. Passing cars beeped at us while we painted it. I don't know why...?

[Karen F., 09/07/2008]
Painted Rock

I grew up in the area, and the painted rock is just one of those local things that everybody knows about... but I haven't found anybody who knows when it started. It's this gigantic rock on the side of a rural highway that people paint with different messages and pictures on a regular basis... painting occurs in the middle of the night (the thrill is better then) and the rock is always changing.

[Erin, 12/05/2004]

Recipe for a painted rock: a location on flat ground, just off a road, in a spot with no nosy neighbors.

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