Giant Chickens of Nevada
The Crack Shack
3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
329 South Moapa Valley Boulevard, Overton, Nevada 89040
At the glamorous Park MGM along the Strip in Las Vegas, you'll find the Crack Shack, a chicken establishment. It is one of many in a chain, with three more located in California. Greeting diners at the front door is a large white fiberglass chicken! There's also some chicken footprints on the ground, and inside are many colorful and fun murals on the walls, mostly of things like chickens playing cards, etc.
Meanwhile, the Red Rooster Bar in Overton, Nevada literally plays host to a giant red rooster outside its establishment. The red rooster is located up on a pole to the right of the establishment. The rooster has undergone a few different paint jobs, from being mostly red with a red and white tail, to being all red, to currently having a white head, but red body and tail. It appears to have been re-painted relatively recently, perhaps in 2021.
Both roosters were originally made decades ago by the now defunct company, International Fiberglass, formerly of Venice, California. International Fiberglass is perhaps best known as the company that made the Muffler Men that stand guard on our highways, but they also built other fiberglass statues such as the well known Sinclair Dinosaurs and the less known, but oh so awesome, giant rooster like these two in Overton and Las Vegas! At 8 feet tall, 3 feet wide, 5 1/2 feet long and weighing in at 100 pounds of fiberglass, these colorful fowl often could be found standing on top of or outside of chicken stores throughout the country.
International Fiberglass specifically targeted chicken restaurants for the big birds, and advertised them as "Something to Crow About . . . this Gigantic Rooster. Whether mounted high on the rooftop, at ground level, or wherever, this giant sales booster is an effective display that can be seen for blocks around."
These appear to be the only giant roosters from International Fiberglass that I know of in the state of Nevada. California, however, easily has 30 of these birds lurking in its state, including a full on infestation in the Los Angeles area! Additionally, there are three more Crack Shacks in California alone, and the one in the Little Italy section of San Diego also has it's own giant chicken! See the California Giant Chicken page for more info.
First Created: 2015-05-11
Last Edited: 2022-08-15