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.

World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction

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: when it came time to place this larger than life mallet, he looked to Marshall, a neighboring town where several historical figures, including Abraham Lincoln, once practiced law.

The giant gavel is smoothly carved out of Red Oak and measures 5 feet 1 inch tall and 16 feet 8 inches long. It was unveiled at the Clark County Courthouse on June 1, 2018 and officially certified by Guinness World Records as world’s largest on September 28, 2019.

World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction

Now, this is where you might object. In Columbus, Ohio you can find another roadside attraction billing itself as the World’s Largest Gavel. That one? It measures in at 30 feet long by 13 feet high. Bigger than our one here in Casey. So why isn’t that one certified instead?

According to Guinness, any world’s largest record holder “must be made of the same materials used in the manufacture of the regular sized version – in this case, an exact outsized, to-scale replica of an commercially available gavel.” 

And that one in Ohio? It’s made of stainless steel. Not what you’d find in a typical gavel.

What’s your verdict? Do you object? Is this the biggest gavel in the world? Or would you look towards Ohio? Me? I’m going to say objection overruled.

Find this big thing and more around Casey, Illinois. Other roadside attractions outside of the main town are the big anvil and former world’s largest horseshoe.

World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction
World's Largest Gavel in Marshall, Illinois roadside attraction

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World’s Largest Gavel

Address: S 6th St, Marshall, IL 62441
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible


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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!