2017 Day Trip: Exploring Route 66 in Illinois / Gemini Giant of Wilmington

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Exploring Route 66, IL: Wilmington

Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant of Wilmington, IL.

The Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on U.S. Route 66 at the Eastern entrance to Wilmington, Will County, Illinois. It stands outside the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant.

The 30 foot tall statue is one of many giant “Muffler Man” advertising props found throughout the USA in the Sixties.

The Gemini Giant is named after the Gemini space program and holds a silver “rocket ship” in his hands, while sporting an astronaut’s space helmet that resembles a welding mask.

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Giant Gemini, Wilmington, IL.

Gemini Giant, at the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant of Wilmington, IL.

 

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Giant Gemini, Wilmington, IL.

Giant Gemini, at the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant of Wilmington, IL.

 

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Giant Gemini, Wilmington, IL.

Gemini Giant, at the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant of Wilmington, IL.

 

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