IL Posted in Illinois June 28, 2016 by Laura These 11 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In Illinois Will Make You Do A Double Take Illinois has some legitimately amazing landmarks. But there are also some pretty offbeat ones. As you drive across Illinois this summer, here are some roadside attractions you need to stop and see. 1. Giant Catsup Bottle (Collinsville) Chuck Coker/Flickr This giant catsup bottle is actually a water tower. It is 170 feet tall and was built in 1949. 2. Leaning Tower of Niles (Niles) Lawrence Kestenbaum/Flickr Who would have thought there would be a leaning tower in Niles? It is a half size replica of the tower in Pisa. It is 94 feet tall. 3. Superman Statue (Metropolis) Joseph Novak/Flickr When in Metropolis, everyone has to visit the Superman statue. And you definitely have to do the iconic pose. 4. Gold Pyramid (Wadsworth) Chuck Falzone/Flickr This is a six story golden pyramid, even surrounded by a moat. It is thought to be the largest 24-karat gold-plated object in North America. 5. Gemini Giant (Wilmington) Tydence Davis/Flickr Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on Route 66. He holds a rocket ship in his hands. 6. Piasa Bird (Alton) stannate/Flickr The Piasa bird is a mythical creature supposedly seen by Father Jacques Marquette. This birdlike monster thing was painted on cliffs in Alton. 7. Hippie Memorial (Arcola) AlexanderBanning/Flickr This is the only hippie memorial. It is a whopping 62 feet long. 8. World's Largest Wind Chime (Casey) Sean Loyless/Flickr Casey has a lot of giant things for which they hold a Guinness record. This is the largest wind chime. 9. America's Largest Cross (Effingham) Doc Searls/Flickr The largest cross in America is in Effingham. Believe us, you won't understand how large it is until you drive by it. 10. Popeye Statue (Chester) Bill Rand/Flickr Popeye's creator, Elzie Segar, was from Chester. So around town, you can see Popeye character statues. 11. Henry's Rabbit Ranch (Staunton) DiAnn L'Roy/Flickr On your jaunt down Route 66, you have to stop at Henry's. There are rabbits...actual rabbits and VWs. There are plenty of collectibles, too. Have you been to any of these?