World’s Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina
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World’s Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

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We knew it was getting closer. The proliferation of furniture stores that were now surrounding us meant it had to be near. But we weren’t looking for a place that sold furniture: we were looking for a place that was furniture.

Finally, we saw it up ahead and pulled over into a lot across the street: the world’s largest chest of drawers.

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina
World’s Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

 

When planning my road trip through North Carolina, this giant piece of furniture was on the top of my must-see list. And it certainly didn’t disappoint. The huge cartoon-like structure, complete with oversized drawers and golden pulls and a pair of mismatched socks, towered over both us, the traffic lights, and the nearby buildings.

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First built in the 1920s by the High Point Chamber of Commerce, the structure pays homage to the town’s status as the “Home Furnishing Capital of the World.”

The first incarnation was just twenty feet tall, but in a 1996 renovation, more levels were added, creating the 38-foot tall dresser that stands there today.

This was not just a chest though, and it wasn’t just your run of the mill roadside attraction, it was actually a building. A building that, at the time we visited, was for sale. As we admired the roadside attraction from across the street, my friend and I pondered buying it. I mean, think of all the clothes we could store!

Alas, I could barely afford a regular-sized dresser, let alone the world’s biggest one, so we got back in the car and drove on, on to the next Silly American site.

 

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World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

The World’s Largest Chest of Drawers is located at 508 North Hamilton St., High Point, North Carolina.

 

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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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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.