Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

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The Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois, can be a somewhat freakish site if you don’t know that it’s a roadside attraction. Driving along a gravel farm road in the dark of 9pm and all of a sudden, out your car window, you’ll see a small plane crashed into the ground. Never fear, the Norway plane crash is neither real nor fresh, but, rather, the small, two-prop passenger plane stands partially smashed into the ground to serve as a monument to the agricultural crash of the 1980s.

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

The monument sits under a single streetlamp that illuminates it in the dark, and the sign in front of this roadside attraction reads:

Dedicated to…
All farmers and ag-related Business folks that have lived thru (sic) the “Argricultural (sic) Crash” of the 1980’s.
Mervin & Phyllis Eastwood
Norwefian IMPL. CO.

Freakish site? Maybe. Awesome site? Definitely.

Photos of the Agricultural Crash Monument in 2007:

Photos from July 13, 2007, taken on an Illinois road trip.

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Photos of the Agricultural Crash Monument in 2010:

Photos from April 9, 2010, taken on a mini road trip where I also stopped at the Leaning Tower of Niles and the Gemini Giant muffler man.

The Norway Illinois plane crash monument hadn’t changed a lot when I revisited again in 2010. Mainly, the graffiti seemed to had been cleared up and the airplane restored to be a crisp white.

The sign still said “Argricultural Crash” though.

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois


Agricultural Crash Monument

Location: Hwy 71, Norway, IL
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.


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Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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