World's Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio - Ohio Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio

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If there’s anyone known for their weird kooky bigger than life roadside attractions it’s the Amish, right? OK, so maybe not. But you’d never know looking at the World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio! It is a strange site to behold!

World's Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio - Ohio Roadside Attractions
World’s Largest Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio

This 32-foot long horse and carriage was designed by Chris McConnell. This roadside attraction is different than most “world’s largest things” out there because this is made from hand-crafted wood, while a lot of the others are made of fiberglass.

According to a sign attached to this Ohio tourist attraction, the fully proportional giant wooden horse and buggy is made up of 2,300 board feet of lumber and 30 pounds of screws. The wheel size is 7 feet tall and the horse stands at 29.25 hands tall! Actually, I’m not really sure what a “hand” measurement is, or whose hands they use, or if the Amish have different sized hands then the rest of us, or if maybe they used horse hands, but it was a mighty tall horse!

World's Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio - Ohio Roadside Attractions
World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio – Ohio Roadside Attractions

Mesopotamia is the fourth largest Amish community in the United States, so the creation is definitely a case of art imitates life. It’s the perfect icon to draw in visitors. In fact, if you drive up to find the World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy you’ll probably pass a few normal-sized real-life horse and buggies on your way.

What do you think of this Mesopotamia, Ohio tourism spot? Yea or neigh?


World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy

Location: End of Commons General Store, 8719 State Route 534, Mesopotamia, OH (Get Directions)
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: August 28, 2010

This roadside attraction is one of the best things to do in Mesopotamia, Ohio. While you’re driving through Ohio, be sure to also check out the Amish Horse and Buggy ATM in Wellington and the giant rocking chair!


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World's Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio - Ohio Roadside Attractions
World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio – Ohio Roadside Attractions
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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