Casey, Illinois is a small town known for its big things. The town is home to over thirty roadside attractions, including twelve record holding world’s largest things! And, when it comes to the roadside attractions in Casey, you gotta catch ’em all, especially this big Poké Ball.
Pokéballs are the spherical vessel used across the universe of the Pokémon franchise of video games and media to catch and store Pokémon.
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The giant Poké ball in Casey, Illinois was built by Jim Bolin, the man behind most of the other big versions of things in town. The 5-foot wide ball is made of salvaged steel and weighs 1,500 pound. It holds up to four people (and a stuffed Pikachu) for fun selfies.
It was unveiled on April 10, 2021 inside Tee Shirt Connection downtown (look for the business near the big pencil and world’s largest barbershop pole).
Like most of the big things in Casey, it is inscribed with an appropriate bible verse: “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” (1 Corinthians 3:19 NIV)
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Big Poké Ball
Address: Tee Shirt Connection, 8 West Main St, Casey, IL
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible