Findlay Illinois Goat Tower (Goat Tower Farm)

David Johnson’s goats are probably happier than most other goats in the world. In the small town of Findlay, Illinois (Windsor), Johnson, along with the late Jack Cloe of Herrick, erected a tower specifically for these bleating bearded animals. Known to some as the “goat tower of baaa” and others as “the world’s leading goat tower,” the Findlay Illinois Goat Tower at Goat Tower Farm keeps the inhabiting farm goats happy and passersby amused. Built on a farm in Southern Illinois this winding tower stands at 31 feet tall and 7 feet in diameter. It is made up of 5,000 hand-made bricks and contains 276 concrete steps that spiral around allowing the silly goats to climb the goat tower.

Findlay Illinois Goat Tower, or the goat tower of baaa, in Findlay, Illinois

Dave and Marcia Johnson were inspired to create this unique goat enclosure in 1998, after seeing a similar structure from Portugal in a South African wine magazine. This goat tower in Illinois may be one of only three such structures in the world with others being that one from a spa in Portugal and another at the Fairview Winery in South Africa.

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The Findlay goat tower is a playground for the many goats on Johnson’s farm who love to climb the toy and peak out the three openings on each side. So, while this Illinois roadside attraction may not be a giant concrete goat statue, the world’s biggest goat, or the world’s largest goat made from fiberglass, it is indeed a fun stop to add to your itinerary on your next Metropolis Illinois road trip. (While on the road, be sure to also check out some other nearby attractions, like the giant bull and two-story outhouse!)

Findlay Illinois Goat Tower, or the goat tower of baaa, in Findlay, Illinois
Findlay Illinois Goat Tower, or the goat tower of baaa, in Findlay, Illinois

Findlay Illinois Goat Tower

Location: Goat Tower Farm, 1968 N 2500 E Rd, Windsor, IL 61957 (Near Findlay, IL)
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: This attraction is always visible from the road, but located at a private residence (and is on a remote country road, so you might want to reserve this one for daylight)
Date of photos: May 2, 2009

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Photos of the Findlay Illinois Goat Tower AKA "goat tower of baaa" AKA "the world's leading goat tower." This toy is a happy play space for 34 rural goats. Visit this weird roadside attraction on an Illinois road trip with kids this summer and get some fun goat photography!
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Photos of the Findlay Illinois Goat Tower AKA “goat tower of baaa” AKA “the world’s leading goat tower.” This brick farm toy is a happy play space for many rural goats who live on this Windsor farm. Visit this weird roadside attraction on an Illinois road trip with kids this summer and get in some fun goat photography!

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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.