Big John, A Giant Iconic Fiberglass Statue In Helper Is A Proud Symbol Of Utah’s Mining Heritage

In the 1960s, International Fiberglass in Venice, California created thousands of large, fiberglass statues called “Muffler Men.” While some were designed to promote automotive products, others represented icons such as Paul Bunyan, astronauts, and cowboys. Today, these statues are still found all over the country, and they’re unique mascots for businesses and towns.

Helper, Utah has one of these fiberglass statues, and he’s known as “Big John.” Keep reading to learn more about him!

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Have you seen Big John in Helper? Share your photos with us in the comments!

There’s another roadside attraction in Vernal that you might want to see in person. Check out Rex, who dresses up in different costumes for every season.

Address: Helper, UT 84526, USA