Have you heard of Wisconsin's giant pink elephant Pinkie before?

OMG I'm freaking out. PINKIE! I NEED to go drive and have an entire photoshoot with this elephant.

So if you've never heard of Pinkie before, let me introduce you.

I CAN'T HANDLE IT! So what's the history behind Pinkie? Well, he actually has a sign located there that tells you all about this roadside attraction. Which by the way is located in DeForest, Wisconsin.

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Pinkie isn't new to town. So why is he there other than the amazing photo opportunities? Wisconsin Historical Markers details -

The Pink Elephant has been at this gas station since the mid-late 1960's. The elephant was brought here because the owner was looking for a way to make his gas station stand out from the other stations on this intersection. The elephant has been here ever since.

I mean hey, that's definitely one way to stand out.

Even if I didn't need gas, I would make whoever was driving pull over IMMEDIATELY so I could have a fun elephant photoshoot.

I think this is my favorite tourist photo I found on Insta.

So you took some hilarious pictures, but that's not all you can do! The inside of the gas station is basically like a Pinkie's gift shop. There's t-shirts, magnets, and plenty of other things to commemorate your trip to visit Pinkie.

You can go have some fun for yourself.

Google has it listed at - 4995 Co Rd V, DeForest, WI 53532.


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