Time for a pop quiz! Let’s all get out our number two pencils!
What? You don’t have a pencil? You can’t find your pencil bag? Your tip broke? You don’t have a pencil sharpener? You lost it? You only have a pen?
Well, OK, I think I know where you can get a new pencil. In fact, I know where you can get one with enough lead that you’ll never be in this kind of pickle again. And you definitely won’t ever lose it. OK?
Follow me to this big pencil in Wytheville, Virginia!
This sharp roadside attraction hangs from the Wytheville Office Supply building in Wytheville, Virginia. It lives on located 146 West Main Street on a quaint street in this small town. It’s certainly hard to miss! The giant pencil is colored the signature pencil yellow color and has a super fine tip. So, there’s no need to bring the world’s largest sharpener just yet!
This pencil was my last stop in Virginia on my road trip through Virginia and North Carolina last summer.
And, let me tell you, it definitely wasn’t a pointless stop!
While it may not have been the biggest pencil I’ve ever seen (that honor belongs to the big pencil at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, this one is pretty impressive… and it’s a bit more public.
This pencil is so big it would certainly last you for scantron after scantron. So there’s no excuse for you to flunk your next pop quiz!
Site: Big Pencil in Wytheville, Virginia
Location: 146 West Main St., Wytheville, VA
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: September 2, 2010