This next roadside attraction is sew cool and cute as a button! Tucked away on a small side street “park,” a smaller version of the New York icon, this giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri, was erected in 2002 as a memorial to the garment district‘s role in the city’s development.
The giant sewing needle and button lives at W 8th Street and Broadway in Kansas City’s Garment District Place. It was designed by artist Dave Stevens and was dedicated on October 4, 2002.
The needle is made of stainless steel and is poking into a large red button with four holes. The Missouri roadside attraction symbolizes the buildings in Kansas City’s garment district, which at one time was responsible for over 25% of the clothing made in the United States.
The next time you’re taking a Missouri road trip keep your eye out for this Kansas City roadside attraction. And, while you’re there, be sure to also check out the World’s Largest Shuttlecocks and the World’s Largest Soccer Ball, Large Old-Fashioned Iron.
Giant needle threading a button
Location: 404 West 8th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See