Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Smiling with Pinkie the Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin

Smiling with Pinkie the Elephant: A Roadside Attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin

Smiling with Pinkie the Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin

Pinkie the Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin provides for a festive little pit stop and photo op. Pinkie can be located just outside of a Shell station just off of I-94 north of Madison. We fit it in on our trip to Duluth this spring. I mean, how could you not stop:


Fabulous sunglasses on Pinkie the Elephant a roadside attraction near Madison, Wisconsin.
Fabulous sunglasses on Pinkie the Elephant!

The gas station has been Pinkie's home since the 1960's when he was brought in order to attract business. The Pink Elephant was originally produced by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, WI. The first was placed outside of Pink Elephant Supper Club in Iowa. Other pink elephants were made for Arco Gas Stations. Pinkie is the last in the DeForest, WI area but others may be found in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee. The original pink elephant in Iowa did not have the glasses but I am not sure about the others. Of course, everyone needs to get out and take a selfie with Pinkie!

Selfie time with Pinkie the Elephant.
Selfie time with Pinkie the Elephant.
A little more info about Pinkie on a plaque:

The Story of the Pink Elephant at the Shell gas station in DeForest, Wisconsin
The Story of the Pink Elephant.
Pinkie gives travelers such a fun little stop with a little bit of history. Definitely, enjoy the stop and stretch of the legs while visiting with Pinkie!


Pinkie the Elephant at a Shell gas station in DeForest, Wisconsin provides for a fun roadside attraction stop near Madison, Wisconsin.


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