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Explore Illinois roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Illinois road trip itinerary.

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

Former World’s Largest Horseshoe in Martinsville, Illinois

Hold your horses and check this roadside attraction out! The big horseshoe is Martinsville, Illinois was once the world’s largest horseshoe. But this was no one-horse race, so while it has lost its official title, don’t put this one out to pasture just yet. Located at the entrance to the Martinsville fairgrounds, the giant horseshoe measures 5-feet 8 inches by 4 feet...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Wooden Shoes in Casey, Illinois

This roadside attraction might be a shoo-in for best attraction in Casey, Illinois: the World’s Largest Wooden Shoes. These big wooden shoes measure 11 feet, 5 inches long by 5 feet 10 inches wide and 4 feet 10 inches tall. The pair was created by Jim Bolin (the man responsible for all of Casey’s world’s largest things). To make the giant clogs, he glued wooden...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Golf Club in Casey, Illinois

Take a drive to this Illinois roadside attraction: the world’s largest golf club in Casey, Illinois. I’d say that it is definitely above par.  The world’s largest golf driver is 45 feet, 9.4 inches long and weighs 731 pounds. The giant clubhead is made from persimmon wood and the shaft is made from a reused aluminum light pole. Like all the other Guinness World...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois

This Illinois roadside attraction might just be a cut above the rest — it’s the world’s largest barbershop pole in Casey, Illinois. Casey’s world’s largest barbershop pole was created by resident big thing builder Jim Bolin who made all twelve Guinness World Record holding objects in town. It was certified as world’s largest on September 28, 2019, along with the...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Swizzle Spoon in Casey, Illinois

If you love your drinks stirred, not shaken, get ready to drink up and come visit the world’s largest swizzle spoon in Casey, Illinois. Casey, Illinois was already home to six world-record holding roadside attractions (among other equally-impressive large but not world’s largest large things) when, on September 28, 2019, Guinness World Records came to town to certify...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Mailbox in Casey, Illinois

This roadside attraction is first class and so big you’re going to want to visit posthaste. It’s the world’s largest mailbox in Casey, Illinois. Casey, Illinois is known for its big versions of normal-sized things. With twelve world-record holding world’s largest roadside attractions and a whole pack of non-record breaking but still impressively large objects, it’s a...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Golf Tee in Casey, Illinois

I’m about to tee up the next roadside attraction: the world’s largest golf tee in Casey, Illinois. The giant golf tee is one of twelve record-holding world’s largest things in Casey, a small town known for thinking big.  The big tee measures 30 feet, 9 inches tall with a 6 foot 3-inch diameter head and a 2 foot 1 inch shaft. You can find it among the normal...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Rocking Chair in Casey, Illinois

How big do you think the world’s largest rocking chair is? 10 feet tall? 20 feet tall? 40 feet tall? What if I told you that the world’s largest rocking chair in Casey, Illinois was a whopping 56 feet tall? Sit with that fact for a while. The World’s Largest Rocking Chair is located in Casey, Illinois, a small town that has become known for its big things. They have...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Pitchfork in Casey, Illinois

I think that this Illinois roadside attraction is pitch perfect. It’s the World’s Largest Pitchfork in Casey, Illinois. The giant pitchfork can be found near Richards Farm Restaurant in a small town that celebrates big things. Casey, Illinois holds twelve world records for world’s largest things, and this one is 1,940 pound roadside attraction is among them...

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

World’s Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois

Other roadside attractions might want to take this record to court, but you can find the official world’s largest gavel in Marshall, Illinois, just outside of Casey. Big things creator Jim Bolin started creating world’s largest versions of everyday things in order to drive tourism to his hometown of Casey, Illinois. But he didn’t want to stop there. Case in point:...

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