Saturday, August 29, 2009
This post is dedicated to the Lone Gunman - http://www.u4haplogroup.blogspot.com/.Roadside attractions were created by towns along Route 66 to intrigue travelers, drawn by these one-of-a-kind oddities, willing to get off the road and spend their dollars at places such as this sort-of pink elephant (above photo) and the Giant Surfer Dude, aka the Beach Guy (photo below) standing in front of an antique mall. The Dude is one of the five Giants along the Route in Illinois. (Lone Gunman, did you find the photo of the Giant you saw on your trip many years ago?)
According to EZ 66 Guide by Jerry McClanahan, this antique mall was formerly the Coliseum Ballroom, a historic structure dating to 1924 and the Giant Surfer Dude was a prop from the movie "Flatliners".