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Muffler Men and Roadside Attractions


In my travels I came to realize that I've seen quite a few "Roadside Attractions". These are generally weird and/or offbeat tourist attractions, and I am mostly interested in fiberglass sculptures and larger-than-life objects. One category of the latter is "Muffler Men". These are "... large moulded fiberglass sculptures that are placed as advertising icons, roadside attractions or for decorative purposes. The first of the figures, a Paul Bunyan holding an oversized axe to promote a restaurant, was created ... in 1962". So many of them were repurposed to hold a muffler for advertising that they are often called "Muffler Men".

Below are many of these roadside attractions, organized by state, then order of visit.