Audubon, Iowa, is a beef lover’s paradise. The western Iowa town is home to both Albert, the World’s Largest Bull, and The Feed Mill Restaurant.
In a town with a population of just over 2,100, you can both see a 45-ton concrete bull and then dine on ribeye or prime sirloin steak or build-your-own ½ pound Feed Mill hamburger.
Albert the Bull is Larger than Life
Albert the Bull has been a feature of Audubon since 1964. The steelwork for his frame was created from abandoned Iowa windmills.
The Hereford bull is nine-times larger than life and has a 15-foot span between his horns.
It took 65 gallons of paint to cover Albert with the red and white colors of the Hereford breed
Originally from England, Hereford cattle were brought to the United States in 1817 by Kentucky statesman Henry Clay.
Albert was named for local resident Albert Kruse, who was responsible for launching the annual beef promotion called “Operation T-Bone.”
Press a button on the information kiosk near Albert’s parking lot and learn all about “The World’s Largest Bull.”
The Feed Mill Restaurant Serves Midwestern Beef
The family-owned business serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day long. A salad bar is included with all entrees and the menu features daily specials.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, The Feed Mill Restaurant offers prime rib, from Midwestern-grown, USDA Choice corn-fed cattle.
Raising more than 4 million head of cattle each year, Iowa ranks seventh in the list of top cattle-producing states in the nation.
Don’t miss your chance to visit Audubon. Take a picture with Albert, and then head to The Feed Mill Resturant to indulge in delicious Midwestern beef.
This post was written by Waspy's Truck Stop