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Gemini Giant

810 E Baltimore St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1246
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Fantastic retro icon

Saw pics of this whilst researching Route 66 and couldn’t wait to see it. It certainly didn’t... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Squirrelpie72
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Iconic! Bucket list item....ticked!

I have seen this place on TV since I was a kid and always wanted to go. So when my son had a hockey... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
skybluerob
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“launching pad” (12 reviews)
“stands tall” (2 reviews)
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810 E Baltimore St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1246
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"launching pad"
in 12 reviews
"the mother road"
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"stands tall"
in 2 reviews
"route road trip"
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"picture opportunity"
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"great store"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"lickety split"
in 2 reviews
"icon"
in 6 reviews
"muffler"
in 5 reviews
"statue"
in 7 reviews
"saints"
in 2 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 2 reviews
"il"
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw pics of this whilst researching Route 66 and couldn’t wait to see it. It certainly didn’t disappoint....absolutely loved it. Was privileged to meet Tully who’s been restoring The Launching Pad since last year. Worth a visit just for his warmth and enthusiasm! Great coffee,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have seen this place on TV since I was a kid and always wanted to go. So when my son had a hockey trip to St Louis and we were landing in Chicago (from the UK)...route 66 and this place was on! Driving up...More

Thank skybluerob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are the New Owners of The Launching Pad- Home of The Gemini Giant! Tully and I are so very excited about all the responses and the warm welcome we have received since we announced the news! We have so many plans and ideas for...More

3  Thank Tully G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really cool piece of art from the original Route 66, and a great quick stop to make. If you have a long drive and need a place to stop this is a great place to do so. Next to the giant is a great...More

2  Thank Ginnifer M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great photo opportunity, standing outside of the 'launching pad' the Gemini Giant is a 30 foot tall giant space man.

1  Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't realize that they'd only been open a few weeks when we visited. Currently it's operating as a visitor center, but they have plans to re-open the kitchen and in the interim they have a local food truck visiting, so great food, Route 66...More

2  Thank 4states
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Great road side attraction. Pure Route 66 at it's best. Our very first stop ever on the mother road. Check out the Launching Pad. The owner's Tully and Holly are so nice and fun. Great store/diner. Shirts, postcards, pictures, magnets. Anything you need for you...More

3  Thank 405kylew
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We just went there to take a picture. What else can I say. Took a picture and left. Went to our motel and got up next morning and got on our way. Enjoyed seeing it.

1  Thank 56Betty56
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

What people see in this is beyond us, but we figure that it is a part of history for travellers on Route66. Of much more interest is the shop beside Gemini, which has a lot of interesting Route66 stuff, and souvenirs. The gentleman we spoke...More

2  Thank john j
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

To the new owners - thank you for keeping this Route 66 hallmark alive! We only had a brief chance to explore a portion of 66, so being able to see this guy was a highlight. Perfect for a quick detour when travelling to/from Chicago....More

2  Thank Julie F
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