Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois

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! While it’s not the biggest big thing in town, you might still say that this one rules them all: the big yardstick.

Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

Sometimes a roadside attraction doesn’t measure up – but this one most certainly does! The giant yardstick is 36 feet long – that’s one foot for every inch of a normal sized ruler.

Like many attractions in Casey, Illinois, this one is printed with an appropriate scripture. Here, from Matthew 7:2: “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judges, and with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you.” It is also inscribed with the town’s motto: “Big Things in a Small Town.”

Want more fun roadside attractions? Nearby you’ll find the big pencil, big cactus, and more!  Find everything to see in Casey, Illinois’s Big Things in a Small Town.

Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
Big Yardstick in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

Big Yardstick

Address: 18 South Central Avenue, Casey, IL 62420
Hours: Always visible
Cost: Free to See


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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! While it’s not the biggest big thing in town, you might still say that this one rules them all: the big yardstick.

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

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 hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!