Welcome to Roadside Icons Midwest. In this section of Roadside
Peek, check out the street character treasures from the great Midwestern
part of the United States. Many thanks to Dave Pophal and Dirk Burhans
for the following images and info.
Sparta, WI Photo courtesy Dave Pophal
Remember the old time bicycles... the kind with the big ol' wheel in
the front? Well, get a glimpse of the past at this huge Bicycle Rider in Sparta, Wisconsin. Sparta is known as the "Bicycling Capital of
Fresh Fish Hall of Fame
Hayward, WI Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier
The Fresh Fish Hall of Fame can be found in Hayward, WI. This
huge fish can also be found outside, large enough to compete
with anything out of Jurassic Park.
Rock Island, IL Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier
This statue is found right outside a Rock Island, IL shopping
center. An interesting visual delight.
St. Charles, MO Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier
A roadside sight to see is Noah's Ark in St. Charles, MO. Check
out this shot of the giraffes as they peer out onto the roadside.
World's Largest Penny
Woodruff, WI Photo courtesy Dave Pophal
Woodruff, WI is home to the World's Largest Penny. At least what
looks to be the world's largest. Imagine if this 1953 edition was worth
its weight in ... copper.
Mercer, WI Photo courtesy Dave Pophal
Ever thought that loons could get huge? Well think again. This Loon
in Mercer, WI is a big one indeed. This huge statues is found in front
of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce.
Hungry after a road trip? Appetite large enough to fit Paul Bunyan? Well,
if you're fortunate
Janesville, WI Photo courtesy Dave Pophal
Here's a huge cow over in Janesville,
WI. Nice friendly looking cow stands tall in front of Citgo on Highway
26 near the entrance to the Ramada Inn & Hoffman House.
DeForest, WI Photo courtesy Dave Pophal
Ever seen an Elephant with glasses? Well, over in DeForest, WI,
you can. Here's a nice pink rather studious looking elephant that's located
on the property of a gas station.
La Crosse Eagle
La Crosse, WI Photo courtesy Dave Pophal
Another huge roadside eye-catcher is the La Crosse Eagle in Riverside
park of La Crosse, Wisconsin. This eagle stand tall... very tall (35
feet tall) over the Mississippi River.