Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

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In this roadside attraction, 350-pound, 12-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln reads a law book while sitting upon a large-covered wagon in the only town in the United States named for and by Abraham Lincoln before he became president: Lincoln, Illinois. The Railsplitter Covered Wagon that he sits on is the The World’s Largest Covered Wagon. The 40-foot long, 12-foot wide, 24-foot tall wagon weighs five tons, the wagon is officially recognized as being the world’s largest covered wagon by the Guinness Book of World Records. (If you’re looking for the world’s largest regular wagon, check out this one on Elmwood Park, Illinois!)

Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

Site: Abraham Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon
Location: J & S Auto Centre/Penache Boutique (1006 Woodlawn Road) on the corner of Woodlawn and Route 66, Lincoln, IL
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Visible at all hours.
Date: July 15, 2007

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Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois
Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

Looking for more Abraham Lincoln roadside attractions? Check out the railsplitter statue, the Lincoln watermelon monument, Lincoln’s lucky nose, and the world’s tallest Abraham Lincoln statue!

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 to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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