Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri

I remember, as a child, having a plastic solo cup dispenser in our bathroom. You’d pull from it, one at a time, teeny tiny paper cups. Those teeny tiny paper cups held just enough water for a quick swig before bed or a rinse after brushing your teeth. They didn’t need to be any bigger. Didn’t need to be. Of course, you know our motto around here: the bigger, the better. So wouldn’t it have been better to have, say, a giant Solo paper cup? One that could tower over a two-story building perhaps?

Talk about a tall drink of water: a giant paper cup (perhaps even the world’s largest paper cup) stood as the entrance to the Solo Cup company offices in Springfield, Missouri. A Lily-Tulip cup company factory opened at the location in 1952, followed by Sweetheart paper cups, followed by Solo Paper Cups. While the name has changed over the years the Missouri roadside attraction had remained an iconic landmark in Springfield.

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I hope you were able to take a few photos (and a big gulp) of the giant Solo cup while you could: Solo Cup Co. recently closed this plant. The building was bought out and, in 2015, the giant Solo paper cup was demolished.

Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri
Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri
Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri

Giant Solo Paper Cup

Location: Solo Cup Factory, 1100 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri
Hours: Always visible
Cost: Free to see
Notes: No longer there, demolished in 2015


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A giant solo paper cup at the Solo Cup company offices in Springfield, Missouri. This Missouri roadside attraction, the world's largest paper cup, was demolished in 2015. It was a great road trip stop among many on a Missouri road trip.
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A giant solo paper cup at the Solo Cup company offices in Springfield, Missouri. This Missouri roadside attraction, the world’s largest paper cup, was demolished in 2015. It was a great road trip stop among many on a Missouri road trip.

Taking a Missouri road trip and looking for more roadside attractions in Springfield, Missouri? Check out the World’s Largest Fork! Be sure to also check out the Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield and the UMR Stonehenge Replica in Rolla on the way!

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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.