Eight Guinness World Records are held by this small Illinois town.

Interests

I will be the first to admit there are some strange things that fascinate me. Do not worry, this will not be awkward because I do not believe that it is too weird.

To start out, I enjoy roadside attractions. I think they are fun. If I see one, I immediately have to get my picture with it.

Second, Guinness World Records are incredible. I wish I had some kind of skill so I could break one.

How about the ultimate? A roadside attraction that breaks a world record. That would be awesome.

All I need now is for it to be located in Illinois so it does not take much effort to see it live in person.

I would call that a trifecta.

My Dream Has Come True

The internet and social media can sometimes be a good thing. I just found out some very interesting information.

According to enjoyillinois.com,

"Casey takes its motto, “Big Things in a Small Town,” seriously. The southeast Illinois town of 2,744 boasts eight objects recognized by Guinness World Records and a bunch of other oversize items all of them interactive. More sculptures planned in Casey and surrounding communities and plan to keep working until it reaches 12 world records."

World's Largest Items

  • Wind Chimes 
  • Golf Tee
  • Rocking Chair
  • Pitchfork
  • Mailbox
  • Wooden Shoes
  • Truck Key
  • Gavel
  • Swizzle Spoon
  • Golf Driver
  • Teeter-Totter
  • Barbershop Pole

Other Giant Items

  • Antlers
  • Anvil
  • Bat
  • Birdcage
  • Bookworm
  • Cactus
  • Crochet Hook
  • Ear of Corn
  • Glider Plane
  • Horseshoe
  • Knitting Needles
  • Mouse Trap
  • Nail Puzzle
  • Pencil
  • Pizza Slicer
  • Rocking Horse
  • Spinning Top
  • Wooden Token
  • Yardstick

Thoughts

This is simply amazing. I definitely have to plan a road trip to this place. If you take the journey I suggest making sure your phone is fully charged. Think about all the fun you can have with pictures, videos, social media, and the internet.

For more info, HERE.

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