Wilmington, Illinois

On your way in, our out, of Wilmington Illinois make sure to stop by and see the Gemini Giant statue. Definitely not something you will pass without noticing, this 30 foot tall statue was actually placed their in the 60s as a part of an ad prop for Muffler Man. There were statues like this placed all over America at the time, thanks to Muffler man, and all featured men holding various tools. The statue itself is named after the gemini space program, and the statue features what looks like a giant green spacesuit and is holding a rocket ship. Although the town it is in, Wilmington, has only 5,000 people, it still gets many visitors to this day just to see the Gemini Giant.

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