Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri

Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri

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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.

Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri

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.

Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri

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.

Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri

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 in Kansas City, Missouri

Giant needle threading a button

Location: 404 West 8th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


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It's sew cool! A smaller version of the New York icon, this giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri, was erected in 2002. This weird roadside attraction is a fun stop on a Missouri road trip and among fun things to do in Missouri. Stop for some photography and add this to your travel itinerary and bucket list.
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It’s sew cool! A smaller version of the New York icon, this giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri, was erected in 2002. This weird roadside attraction is a fun stop on a Missouri road trip and among fun things to do in Missouri. Stop for some photography and add this to your travel itinerary and bucket list.
Val

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 over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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