World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

While most may argue against me, I think nothing goes better with a hot dog than ketchup. In fact, I am the sort who takes a little hot dog with her ketchup. Seriously, I SMOTHER those sausages in the red blood of the gods to the point where most of it will drip all over my lap after one bite. So, of course, it’s probably not surprising that one of my favorite weird roadside attractions is the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois.

Unfortunately there is no actual ketchup in the 170-foot tall catsup bottle that stands high above the Southern Illinois town, instead the structure serves as a water tower for Collinsville, Illinois — original home of the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger who bottled Brooks catsup. The Brooks catsup bottle water tower was completed in 1949.

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

The world’s biggest bottle of ketchup was erected as a way to supply water for plant operations and sprinkler system. Today’s the ketchup bottle water tower is a shining red condiment in the sky that brings locals together, stops travelers in their tracks…and may be the only bottle of ketchup big enough to satisfy my cravings.

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

If you ask me, the world’s largest ketchup bottle is a must-see Illinois roadside attraction and an essential stop on your next Illinois road trip, road trip to St. Louis, Route 66 road trip, or drive on the Great River Road.

So now that we know where this giant ketchup bottle, is it’s time to find the world’s largest mustard bottle, the world’s largest hamburger, and the world’s largest hot dog (does this Muffler Man holding a hot dog count?)

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

Did the Collinsville catsup bottle fall?

No. Every time I mention this Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction someone inevitable asks me, “Did the Collinsville catsup bottle fall?” But the answer is no. On April 1, 2020 Bert’s Chuckwagon posted a Facebook status complete with pictures declaring the fatal crash of this big bottle. But notice the date: April 1. It was an April Fools Day prank and the roadside attraction is still standing.

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World’s Largest Catsup Bottle FAQ

What Illinois town has the world’s largest catsup bottle?

Collinsville, Illinois.

Where is the largest bottle of catsup?

The world’s biggest ketchup bottle is found in Collinsville, Illinois at 800 South Morrison Avenue. It is located near Route 66 and the Great River Road.

How big is the world largest bottle of ketchup?

The entire structure of the giant bottle of ketchup is 170 feet tall. The big bottle itself is 70 feet tall and it is hoisted in the air on top of 100-foot tall legs. The big ketchup bottle ranges from a 25 foot diameter at the base to an 8-foot diameter at the cap and holds 100,000 gallons of water (or, I suppose, ketchup).

Is there a 70 ft ketchup bottle?

There sure is! This Illinois roadside attraction is a 70-foot tall ketchup bottle that fully extends 170 feet above ground!

Did the Collinsville catsup bottle fall?

Nope. In 2020 a big Collinsville Catsup Bottle collapse was rumored – but the demise of the
big ketchup bottle was just an April Fool’s Day prank played by Bert’s Chuckwagon.

Where can i park to see the biggest ketchup bottle in the world?

Parking is available just down the block at Black Friday Liquidators Restaurant Equipment at 800 S Morrison Ave.

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

Photos of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, 2015:

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
Largest Ketchup Bottle in the World: August 9, 2015
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
Collinsville Ketchup Bottle: August 9, 2015
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
Largest Ketchup Bottle in Illinois: August 9, 2015
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
World’s Biggest Ketchup Bottle, August 9, 2015
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
World’s Biggest Bottle of Ketchup, August 9, 2015

Photos of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, 2009:

June 5, 2009

The World's Largest Catsup Bottle, a roadside attraction in Collinsville, Illinois
The World's Largest Catsup Bottle, a roadside attraction in Collinsville, Illinois
The World's Largest Catsup Bottle, a roadside attraction in Collinsville, Illinois
The World's Largest Catsup Bottle, a roadside attraction in Collinsville, Illinois

Photos of the World’s Largest Ketchup Bottle, 2007:

July 15, 2007

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

Location: 800 South Morrison Avenue, Collinsville, Illinois
Cost: FREE!
Hours: Visible at all hours.


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VAL 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!