Indiana November 08, 2018
8 Of The World’s Biggest Attractions Are In Indiana And They’re Larger Than Life
Indiana is known for many things, and being home to eight of the world’s biggest attractions is one of them. These over-sized things make for incredible roadside stops, and every Hoosier needs to see them. From natural wonders to wacky activities, this state is full of gigantic things. Check them out:
1. World's Largest Candle
Situated right out front of the Warm Glow Candle Company, which is known for its bumpy candles, this giant statue stands nearly two stories high. The shop itself is massive too, and it contains 22,000 square-feet of seasonal gifts and candies. Find it at 2131 N Centerville Rd., Centerville, IN 47330.
2. World's Largest Steer
Known as Old Ben, this giant stuffed cow is the largest ever born in the world (1902). He weighed nearly 5,000 pounds and was 16 feet long. He only lived to be about eight years old though, as he fell and broke his leg in 1910, but you can still see his body on display at 1402 Defenbaugh St., Kokomo, IN 46902.
3. World's Largest Sycamore Stump
Located in the same place as Big Ben is this gigantic rotted out corpse of a sycamore tree that grew outside of Kokomo. A massive storm tore it down, leaving just this stump. It's 57 feet around and 18 feet wide.
4. World's Largest Ball Of Paint
Painted at least once every single day, this massive ball contains thousands upon thousands of layers. It began in 1977 when the owner asked his son to paint the outside of a baseball with blue paint. More than 40 years later, that little ball is lost inside about 14 feet and 2.5 tons of various colored paint. You can put on your own layer at 10696 N 200 W, Alexandria, IN 46001.
5. World's Largest Toilet
This amazing attraction is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Located at Kidscommons in the ExploraHouse exhibit, this massive toilet is a slide that lets kids learn about plumbing. They can also climb into the walls and other inter-workings of this over-sized house. Find it at 6743, 309 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201.
6. World's Largest Egg
Created in 1946, this massive structure welcomes people to the town of Mentone, Indiana. It was created to advertise the town's annual egg festival and proclaims the town "The Egg Basket of the Midwest." The egg weighs 3,000 pounds and is about 10 feet tall. You'll find it in town along Main Street.
7. World's Largest Celtic Cross (Carved From a Single Rock)
On display at Blue Heron Winery, this beautiful piece of art was carved by local artist Gregg Harris. It took nearly two years to create this piece from a 20-foot boulder, but it was well worth it. Find it at 5330 Blue Heron Ln., Cannelton, IN 47520.
8. World's Largest Popcorn Ball
Though it does not actually exist anymore, this gargantuan ball of popcorn was one of the biggest attractions at the Indiana State Fair in 2013. It weighed 6,510 pounds and was 8 feet in diameter with a circumference of nearly 25 feet. After its big premier, it was pulled apart and used to feed livestock, but the Guinness World Record still stands.
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