Big John - Carmi

The Big John statues were built for the Big John grocery store chain which was based in Carmi, IL in the 1960’s.
Back then there were about 30 Big John stores in Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Tennessee.
The giants were produced around 1967 by the General Sign Co. in Cape Girardeau in Missouri. The designer was Jimmy Boyd.

Each Big John statue is about 30 feet tall, originally they wore checkered shirts, blue jeans.
They carry giant bags of groceries.

The Big John in Carmi stands in front of the Little Giant Grocery Outlet. This photo is from 2019.



Name of the Roadside Attraction: Big John - Carmi
Parking:in front, next to it
Time required:10 Minutes
Descripton:The Big John statue stands in front of the "Little Giant Grocery"
Next town:Carmi, IL
Findable:easy - next to the road
Fee area:no fee
Giftshop: no
Food or drinks: If the store is open
Kind of attraction: Mufflerman (Big John)
Best time to vistit: all year

   How to find

Address: 1347 IL-1, Carmi, IL 62821, USA
Directions: From Evansville, IN take Highway 62 west - At Intersection with Hwy 7 take a right on 7 - then take e left on Hwy 14. Stay straight ahead on Hwy 1 Follow the Road to Carmi, IL
Opening Hours: 24/7
Last visited: September 2019