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.

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Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

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 judged, 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, big bookworm, 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

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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.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.