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.

World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction

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 World’s Largest Key, World’s Largest Gavel, World’s Largest Teeter Totter, World’s Largest Golf Driver, and World’s Largest Swizzle Spoon.

You can find the world’s largest barber pole in front of Tina’s Barber Shop in town (and near the big birdcage, big pencil, and big Poke Ball). At 14 feet tall and 3 feet 11 inches wide, this Illinois roadside attraction is a hair above ten times the size of the standard. But, does that really make it the world’s largest?

World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction

There are other roadside attractions out there that proclaim themselves to be the world’s largest barber shop pole. And, I’ll admit, they are big, even bigger than the one in Casey. The World’s Largest Barber Pole in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is as tall as a house and the World’s Tallest Barber Pole in Forest Grove, Oregon reaches far into the sky at a whopping 70-feet.

But here’s the catch: while impressive, those roadside attractions are just wooden structures with red, white, and blue stripes painted on. They might look like giant barber poles but they aren’t actually working giant barber poles at all. But Casey’s roadside attraction is a large, mechanical, fully functioning barber pole.

Maybe we’re just splitting hairs, but with form and function, no other roadside attraction has Casey’s beat.

World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Barbershop Pole in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction
All Casey, Illinois roadside attractions are adorned with an appropriate bible scripture. This one comes from Ezekiel 44:22: They must not shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but they are to keep the hair of their heads trimmed.

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World’s Largest Barbershop Pole

Address: 12 W Main Street, Casey, IL
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


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This Illinois roadside attraction might just be a cut above the rest — it’s the world’s largest barbershop pole in Casey, Illinois. At 14 feet tall and 3 feet 11 inches wide, this Illinois roadside attraction is a hair above ten times the size of the standard. #IllinoisRoadsideAttractions

VALerie BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

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 hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!