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I mean ... you have to see it!

We were in Mattoon, and this came up on Trip Advisor, as an 'attraction' to see. Well, how can you... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Sherry C
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Wadsworth
"Fun To Tell About"

We used to live just a few miles from the outhouse, and when we told visiting family about it, they... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Pheenom38
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charleston,illinois
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27 Jul 2018
“I mean ... you have to see it!”
18 Jun 2018
“"Fun To Tell About"”
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We were in Mattoon, and this came up on Trip Advisor, as an 'attraction' to see. Well, how can you be that close and not check it out??! Definitely something you don't see everyday, and the town is proud enough to have it listed on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We used to live just a few miles from the outhouse, and when we told visiting family about it, they didn't believe us, so we had to take them there. Just a fun place to visit and know the story BEHIND it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pheenom38
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It's a bit off the interstate but worth the trip if you are into novelty stops. Heard about this year's ago on tv and finally had a chance to stop. Not much to do there except look at it from the outside. :) they only...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Themarybaker
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one piece of history that you must see to believe... The outhouse was built to facilitate the needs of both floors of the general store that once stood just in front of the ourhouse. The family that owned and operated the store lived...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank meandje
Reviewed 13 October 2016

In the days of technology, it is fun to go to a site that is far from that! The Two Story Outhouse in Gays is a real outhouse that is in nearby Gays, Il. An unusual site indeed!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank ShelbyvilleGerald_E
Reviewed 21 June 2016

For the over 60 crowd, this outhouse is a one of a kind attraction. You don't see too many anymore. When I was born, my parents and siblings lived upstairs of the old Gammills Grocery store and used the top privy. There were two apartments...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Candy E
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The outhouse has been there forever it seems. We see cars there with license plates from all over the USA and some from Canada. It is a novelty that I have actually used as a child and before the attached building burned down. Its worth...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank pinrep
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I found this little gem by accident. I were staying one of the hotels just off I 57 in Effingham, Il . In our room the was a hotel info booklet you know the ones that tell you things like when the pool closes .It...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Colleenyweeny
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Located a few blocks from the main road and it is worth the stop! You can not reach the second story, but you can take photos in front of the double structure. It is all that remains of a two story building (hence the two...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Denise M
Reviewed 31 July 2015

not much there but a nice place to stop and rest first one i have ever seen wounder how it would have been used

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank john y
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