Kentucky December 14, 2018
8 Unique Things To See In Kentucky That Are The World’s Largest
We all know that Kentucky is a pretty big deal, but you may not know that the Bluegrass State is home to some very big things! Our state isn’t overly large, but we pack it full of charming towns, scenic mountains, rolling fields of horses, and more Bourbon that we’ll ever need. Also in Kentucky, you can find a few monuments, attractions, and natural features that are magnificent and massive – you’ll want to check out these eight unique things to see in Kentucky that happen to be the largest in the world.
1. The World Peace Bell
Located in Newport, the World Peace Bell is the largest free-standing bell in the world. This impressive symbol weighs 66,000 pounds, is 12 feet tall, and 12 feet in diameter. It swings and rings every day at noon, but it's remarkable to see anytime.
For more information on the World Peace Bell, click
2. The Sassafras Tree in Owensboro
Many people don't realize that the world's largest Sassafras tree is right here in Kentucky. Located in the city of Owensboro, it was first measured in 1883 and is believed to be 250-300 years old. It is over 100 feet tall and measures 16 feet in circumference.
Learn more about this massive tree and how to find it
3. Mammoth Cave
Possibly the most famous place on this list, Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the entire world. You can choose from a number of different tours to experience it for yourself, and its history is as fascinating as its magnificent size.
Find out more about Mammoth Cave in our previous article
4. Ark Encounter
Most are now familiar with the massive biblical Ark replica in Williamstown. The largest wooden ship of its kind may not be floating on water, but it is quite the sight to see.
Learn more about the Ark Encounter on its website
5. Hancock's of Paducah Fabric Store
Although not quite official, it is very likely that Hancock's of Paducah is the largest fabric store in the world. With over 60,000 square feet of warehouse space, you can easily get lost in this craft lover's paradise.
Find out more about Hancock's of Paducah in our previous article
6. Toyota Manufacturing Plant
It may not be the largest in the
, but the Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Georgetown is the largest of its kind in America. The tours are fascinating (and free!), and you'll be impressed at the size of this busy automotive plant.
Learn more about the tours at the Toyota plant
7. The Victorian Homes in Old Louisville
Old Louisville is a picturesque historic neighborhood that also happens to have the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. These charming streets of Kentucky rival any other Victorian neighborhood in the world, and you'll want to either walk around yourself or take a guided tour.
Learn more about the tours offered in "America's Grandest Victorian Neighborhood"
8. Newberry Bros. Coffee & Prohibition Bourbon Bar
Why on Earth would a coffee shop make this list? Well, Newberry Bros. Coffee & Prohibition Bourbon Bar in Newport is a true mecca in Kentucky, as it offers the largest collection of bourbon and rye whiskeys found anywhere in the world. We all know our state is known for Bourbon, and here's where you should do to get some.
Find out more about this coffee shop and bourbon bar on its website
Our larger-than-life state is home to some of the world’s largest things, and they truly add to the character and uniqueness of Kentucky. Did you know about all of the items on our list? Do you have any others to add? Please share with us in the comments!
And for another unique attraction in Kentucky, check out our previous article