Big John - Eldorado

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 Eldorado stands in front of the still-operating Big John Supermarket.



Name of the Roadside Attraction: Big John - Eldorado
Parking:in front, next to it
Time required:10 Minutes
Descripton:This Big John stands in front of Big John's
Next town:Eldorado, IL
Findable:easy - next to the road
Fee area:no fee
Giftshop: no
Food or drinks: yes (if the Big John's is open)
Kind of attraction: Mufflerman (Big John)
Best time to vistit: all year

   How to find

Address: 1105 US-45, Eldorado, IL 62930, USA
Directions: At the intersection of Highway 142 and 45 in Eldorado, IL
Opening Hours: 24/7
Last visited: September 2019