On January 18, 2007, the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, became home to yet another marvelous creation: The World’s Largest Pencil!
At the equivalent of 1,900,000 regular pencils this giant #2 could take a whole lot of standardized tests. The pencil contains 4,000 lbs of Pennsylvania graphite, has a real erasing rubber eraser, and weighs an astonishing 250 pounds!
Site: World’s Largest Pencil at The City Museum
Location: 750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Cost: General Admission (ages 3 years and up) – $12.00. Additional charges for roof-access and World Aquarium.
Hours: Winter Schedule: Sun 11am-5pm, Mon – Tues Closed, Wed – Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri – Sat 9am-1am; Summer Schedule (Starting March 15): Sun 11am-5pm, Mon – Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri – Sat 9am-1am
Date: March 20, 2010
Can’t get enough giant pencils? Check out the Big Pencil in Wytheville, Virginia.