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Bigger is Better: Discover These HUGE Attractions in the U.S.

The United States is home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring and iconic attractions. From the towering heights of the Grand Canyon to the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, the country offers an array of larger-than-life experiences that captivate travelers’ imaginations.

Tucked among those scenic and iconic attractions are massive curiosities that easily make journeyers stop their vehicles to see them up close. From the towering creations of Casey, Illinois to the World’s Largest Basket in Ohio, these gargantuan attractions can be equally impressive, mind-boggling, and captivating all at once.

Embarking on a journey to explore these monumental attractions is a thrilling adventure that promises to leave a lasting mark on the hearts and minds of travelers eager to seek out the extraordinary.

World's Biggest Pie Tin-Traverse City, Michigan
World’s Biggest Pie Tin | photo via dave_nomipod

World’s Biggest Pie Tin | Michigan

3424 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684

Located in Traverse City, the Cherry Captial of the World and home of the National Cherry Festival, this massive pie tin can be found in front of a Sara Lee outlet. The tin is 18 feet wide and 26 inches deep and includes a marker from the Guinness Book of World Records.

World Largest Cherry Pie | Michigan

6549-6717 US-31, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Just down the road from Traverse City in Charlevoix on US-31 is the world’s largest cherry pie. This massive playte dates back to 1976 when a world-record 17,400-pound cherry pie was baked during the U.S. bicentennial. Eleven years later, Traverse City baked a 28,000-pound pie to set a new record.

World’s Biggest Basket | Ohio

1500 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055

To the naked eye, this Newark attraction looks like a giant basket — it is, but it’s also the seven-story headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company. The basket is a replica of the company’s medium market basket and measures 126 feet wide and 192 feet long at the top, and 208 feet long and 142 feet wide at the top.

The Basket Building-Newark, Ohio
World’s Biggest Basket| photo via instagrahm2.0

World’s Biggest Ball of Twine | Kansas

719 Wisconsin St, Cawker City, KS 67430

Nestled in Cawker City, this ball dates back to 1953 and can be found on US-24 under a canopy. A similar attraction in Darwin, Minnesota — World’s Largest Ball of Sisal Twine — is 17,400. The Kansas ball grows every year during the city’s annual Twine-A-Thon and contains over 1,600 miles of twine and counting.

World’s Biggest Pistachio | New Mexico

7320 Hwy 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310

This 30-foot nut stands in Alamogordo in Southeast New Mexico as a tribute to the McGinn family. The family started a pistachio orchard in 1980 and it’s grown since then to include an extensive winery.

World’s Biggest Fork | Missouri

2215 W Chesterfield St, Springfield, MO 65807

If you’re traveling along the iconic Route 66, the World’s Largest Fork in Springfield is not to be missed. This stainless steel fork weighs 11 tons and towers over town at 35 feet tall on Chesterfield Street.

Lucy the Elephant-New Jersey
Lucy the Elephant | photo via knott.john

World’s Biggest Catsup Bottle | Illinois

800 S Morrison Ave, Collinsville, IL 62234

A little earlier on a Route 66 journey, travelers can stop in Collinsville, Illinois to this massive bottle near Route 159. This “bottle” is, in fact, a water tower that is 170 feet tall and was built in 1949 for G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant.

Duquesne Brewery Clock | Pennsylvania

181 S 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

This familiar site at the Duquesne Brewing Company in Pittsburgh is the nation’s biggest single-face clock. It measures 60-by-60 with a 35-foot minute hand and a 25-foot hour hand — twice the size of the famous Big Ben.

Lucy the Elephant | New Jersey

9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

Situated in Harron Park in Margate City, Lucy is the perfect family attraction. Lucy dates back to 1881, stands six stories tall, and weighs 90 tons. With 22 windows, visitors can tour Lucy for fun and unique views.

World’s Largest Teapot | West Virginia

Carolina Ave., Chester, West Virginia

Towering 14 feet wide and 14 feet high, the World’s Largest Teapot in Chester definitely stands out. Local history says the pot was originally a root beer barrel used for advertising and the spout and handle were added later.

World Largest Office Chair | Alabama

625 Noble St., Anniston, AL

Built as the brainchild of Leonard “Sonny” Miller to make Miller’s Office Supply stand out, this massive chair in Anniston stands over 33 feet and is made of 10 tons of steel with 15 tons of concrete holding it in place.

World's Largest Buffalo-North Dakota
World’s Largest Buffalo | photo via tylertheusonian

Casey Illinois

Situated over three hours south of Chicago, Casey is the epicenter of giant attractions in the United States. Traveling around town, visitors can see a dozen “World’s Largest” attractions, several attractions that were former world records, and several other “big” attractions. The “World’s Largest” attractions include…

  • The World’s Largest Wind Chime: Located at 107 E. Main Street; 54 feet tall and the longest chime is 42 feet.
  • The World’s Largest Golf Tee: Located at 203 North East Street; 30 feet tall and weighs more than 6,600 pounds.
  • The World’s Largest Golf Driver: Located at 4 South Central Avenue; 45 feet tall and weighs 731 pounds.
  • The World’s Largest Rocking Chair: Located at 117 East Street; 56 feet tall and weighs more than 46,000 pounds.
  • The World’s Largest Teeter Totter: Located at 111 East Main; measures 82 feet.
  • The World’s Largest Barbershop Pole: Located at 12 W. Main Street; over 14 feet tall and more than three feet wide.

World’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock | Ohio

100 N Broadway St, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Once featured on the Guinness Book of World Records cover, this massive cuckoo clock stands more than 23 feet tall in the center of the Swiss Village of Sugar Creek. A cuckoo bird pops out every 30 minutes and visitors can hear Polka music.

World’s Largest Rubber Duck

Traveling Attraction

All the world’s a bathtub for this hulking duck which stands over six stories high and catches many an eye as it travels all over the country. “Mama Duck” weighs about 8,000 pounds and takes about 90 minutes to inflate, but it’s visited towns big and small and is a hit with visitors of all ages.

World’s Largest Hammer | California

4100 Broadway, Eureka, California, 95503

This huge hammer can be found at the Pierson Building Center in Eureka, California. It is a replica of a Vaughn claw hammer and stands 26 feet tall. Installed in 1991, it serves as the store’s signpost in addition to being an attraction.

Tallest Grandfather Clock | Wisconsin

322 Milwaukee St, Kewaunee, WI 54216

Nestled in Kewaunee, the 35-foot-tall clock was built as an attraction and to promote a local business. After being dismantled in 2013 for restoration, the clock was raised in 2014 in the heart of downtown Kewaunee.

World’s Largest Buffalo | North Dakota

404 Louis Lamour Ln, Jamestown, ND 58401

Better known as Dakota Thunder, the World’s Largest Buffalo in Jamestown has been a popular attraction for over 50 years. The 60-ton, 26-foot-tall attraction also has a live buffalo herd onsite and the North American Bison Discovery Center.

World's Biggest Chainsaw-Michigan
World’s Biggest Chainsaw | photo via tscottthom

Giant Uniroyal Giant Tire | Michigan

Detroit Industrial Expy, Allen Park, MI 48101

Located less than 20 minutes from the Motor City, this giant Uniroyal Tire in Allen Park weighs 12 tons and stands 80 feet tall. For Michiganders, it’s a familiar site on I-94, but it started as a Ferris Wheel for the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

World’s Biggest Front Porch | Michigan

286 Grand Ave, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

A hallmark of Michigan’s famous Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel has been a familiar site since 1887. The porch is 660 feet long and is easily visible for travelers as they approach the island from Lake Huron on a ferry.

World’s Largest Working Rifle and World’s Biggest Chainsaw | Michigan

490 Steel St, Ishpeming, MI 49849

These gigantic creations are functional and can be found at Da Yoopers Tourist Trap in Ishpeming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Both pieces are the creations of welder Tom Moran, whose creations can be found all over Northern Michigan.

World’s Largest Floating Loon | Minnesota

N 9th Ave W, Virginia, MN 55792

This gigantic loon is fiberglass over a metal frame and was built in 1982 and measures 9 feet by 21 feet by 8 feet. It can usually be found floating in Silver Lake, but it has traveled around the state to different fairs and festivals.

World’s Largest Fishing Fly | Utah

1050 South Blvd, Dutch John, UT

This mammoth fishing fly — also called the giant royal wulff — is over 32 feet long and weighs three tons. It’s known locally as the Undisputed World’s Largest Fishing Fly and can be seen at an RV resort in town.

World's Largest Penny-Wisconsin
World’s Largest Penny | photo via manifestyourtruth

World’s Largest Popcorn Ball | Iowa

1300 W Main St, Sac City, IA 50583

Perhaps one of the strangest giant roadside attractions in the nation is Sac City, Iowa’s massive popcorn ball is 12 feet around and weighs more than 9,000 pounds. Multiple balls have been created over time — the first in 1995 — and they’re all edible, to qualify for the world record.

World’s Largest Penny | Wisconsin

820 Third Ave., Woodruff, WI

What began as a fundraising effort in the 1950s to build a local hospital resulted in the creation of a massive penny made from concrete. It measures 10 feet in diameter, weighs more than 17,000 pounds, and is 18 inches thick.

World’s Largest Cured Ham | Virginia

103 Main St., Smithfield, VA

Smithfield is a name synonymous with ham and this curiosity dates back to 1902, making it more than 120 years old.

World’s Largest Caterpillar | Texas

Kinfolk Rd, Italy, TX

This colorful “caterpillar” was created by pushing Quonset hut-style homes together in a line and features antenna and a smiley face on one end. Known as Bruco, it measures 60 feet long and is the site of the factory where the Quonset hut-type houses are created.

World’s Largest Strawberry | Iowa, North Carolina, Texas

111 Commercial St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076

351 Cargo Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338

Hwy 16, Poteet, TX

It makes sense that a town called Strawberry Point would have the largest strawberry, right? This massive 15-foot tall fiber-glass sculpture was dedicated in the 1960s.

The Berry Patch in Ellerbe, North Carolina also stakes a claim to the world’s largest strawberry and stands 24 feet tall.

A giant strawberry is also on display on top of the water tower in Poteet, the “Strawberry Capital of Texas” which stands seven feet tall and weighs 1,600 pounds.

World's Largest Teapot-West Virginia
World’s Largest Teapot | photo via octalpus

World’s Largest Egg | Indiana, Washington

202 E. Main St., Mentone, IN

First St., Winlock, WA

Cities in Indiana and Washington both lay claim to having the world’s biggest egg. The Mentone, Indiana egg is a civic symbol, proclaiming Mentone the “Egg Basket of the Midwest.” The concrete egg stands about 10 feet high and weighs 3,000 pounds.

The World’s Largest Egg in Winlock, Washington is 12 feet long and weighs 1,200 pounds. It sits on a pedestal on a 10-foot steel pole and the pedestal reads “World’s Largest Egg, Winlock.”

World’s Largest Peanut | Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas

315 Whittle Circle, Ashburn, GA

300 W Evergreen St, Durant, OK

The intersection of FM 140 and S Trevino St., Pearsall, TX

Several places stake a claim to having the world’s largest peanut and a few of them include:

  • The peanut in Ashburn, Georgia went up in 1975 and stands 20 feet tall.
  • Durant, Oklahoma also has a giant peanut erected outside City Hall. It’s three feet long, 18 inches around, and weighs about 50 pounds.
  • A third giant peanut can be found in Pearsall, Texas, which is six feet long and includes a base that notes it as the “World’s Largest Peanut.”

Visit the Nation’s Biggest Attractions

If you like your roadside attractions big and quirky, plan trips to see some (or all) of these awesome attractions for some of the coolest photo ops you’ll ever have. Each one has a unique story and offers a chance to learn the history of its surroundings.

So whether you want to pose with a giant strawberry, peanut, or pistachio, or stand in awe of Lucy the Elephant, odds are you don’t have to travel too far to see some of the nation’s biggest, most impressive, and fascinating attractions.