Address: 103 SW Arch Street Show Map Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
During the heyday of Route 66, travelers passed hundreds of signs, murals, and other forms of roadside advertising, each hoping to grab its share of attention. Among the more famous of these stood the fiberglass giants created during the 1960s by International Fiberglass of Venice, California. In 1965, H. A. Stephens purchased one of these giants, swapped its original axe for a hotdog, and placed it in front of his restaurant on Route 66 in Cicero, Illinois. Mr. Stephens purposefully misspelled the name of his business “Bunyon’s” to avoid a potential trademark conflict with the Paul Bunyan Café. A legend was born, and over the next 38 years, “Bunyon’s Statue” became a Route 66 landmark. Today, Bunyon’s Statue remains a Route 66 icon and is now on loan to the community of Atlanta, where he graciously welcomes all Route 66 travelers and children to this friendly, hospitable community.