Yesterday, I woke up to several news outlets reporting that Audubon's famous landmark, Albert the Bull, would be making a cameo in a commercial during the Super Bowl.
I was looking for an area to adventure to and decided a visit to Audubon and the surrounding area would make sense given the news.
I have driven by Albert a few times, but this was my first stop. He's even more impressive up close.
Standing at about 30 feet tall and weighing in at over 45 tons of concrete and steel, Albert is easily the largest bull in the world. The Horned Hereford is a significant point of pride for the Audubon Community.
There is a campground and park nearby for those who want to spend the night, have some fun, or just enjoy a picnic.
In addition, there is a small roofed kiosk that includes a detailed history of Albert, the rationale for creating him, and photos highlighting how he was made.
Dubbed "Operation T-Bone", Albert is now more than 50 years old and honors the enduring cattle and agricultural industries, which are central to the area economy. I would encourage you to read more. It's a great story.
It's wonderful for Iowa and Audubon to get this great exposure during the biggest sporting event of the year.
I look forward to getting back to Audubon as there are a lot of things to do and see. In the meantime, I welcome suggestions of places to visit whether they are in Audubon County or any of the other 98 counties. Please drop me a note through my site.