I don’t know about you, but when I heard that there was a world’s largest porch swing roadside attraction in Nebraska, I was kind of imagining an Edith-Ann like wonderment growing tall into the sky. Something to the likes of this:
I guess I was, therefore, a little bit disappointed when instead of that tall majestic beast I got this:
This is the world’s largest porch swing. Or, at least, it’s the world longest porch swing.
What this Nebraska roadside attraction lacks in height it certainly makes up for in width. At 32 feet long, it fits up to 18 adults or 24 children. (And probably a couple thousand Flopsys…)
The large swing is made of wood and a red orange painted metal and is suspended from a giant crop irrigator pole.
Unfortunately there’s no enormous porch to go with the swing so instead, this giant swing lives porch free at Roosevelt Park in the midwestern town.
Around 2016 (long after I visited and took these photos) the town built a gazebo enclosure over the roadside attraction, and re-dubbed it the World’s Largest Covered Porch Swing. (And finally giving it an actual porch-like structure to at leave give off the illusion that this porch swing is on a porch even if there is still no gigantic house attached to it.)
On June 1, 2016 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation at the State Capitol declaring Hebron, Nebraska as “Nebraska’s Porch Swing Capital.”
The World’s Largest Porch Swing
Location: Roosevelt Park, South 5th & Jefferson, Hebron, Nebraska
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See