World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois

Casey, Illinois is a small town known for its big things. But it wasn’t always that way. Casey used to be just a small town with normal sized things. That is, until Jim Bolin got involved. It all started with one idea and the first big thing in Casey was the World’s Largest Wind Chime.

World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

The world’s largest wind chime measures at 42 feet long and is made from five metal tubes suspended 49 feet from the ground. Each of the individual pipes spans from 30 feet to 42 feet. In total, the giant wind chime weighs 16,932.4 pounds.

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World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

The steel supports glisten in the sun and built into the design are two Christian Fish symbols and two Jewish Star of Davids that remind visitors of the importance of having faith. Like most of the other roadside attractions in town, it also comes with an appropriate scripture, this one from Romans: 1:16:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: First to the Jew, then to the Gentile.  

World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

The best part about this world’s largest thing? It actually works. Just pull a rope and listen for the chimes.

Jim Bolin, co-owner of the family-owned Bolin Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), came up with the idea to create a giant version of a windchime to lure people off the highway and into Casey. He spent two years conceptualizing and fabricating the massive structure.

World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

The tourist attraction was unveiled on December 15, 2011 and, on June 22, 2012, this giant windchime was certified with an official entry in the Guinness World Records.

World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

I’m just going to chime in to say that this Illinois roadside attraction is definitely worth pulling off the highway for. Look for it in downtown Casey, next to the Whitling Whimsy Cafe and across from the world’s largest rocking chair and world’s largest teeter totter.

World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction
World’s Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Illinois Roadside Attraction

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World’s Largest Wind Chime

Address: 109 E Main St, Casey, IL
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible



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Casey, Illinois is a small town known for its big things. But it wasn’t always that way. Casey used to be just a small town with normal sized things. That is, until Jim Bolin got involved. It all started with one idea and the first big thing in Casey was the World’s Largest Wind Chime. Visit on your Illinois road trip or weekend getaway.  #IllinoisRoadsideAttractions #IllinoisRoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadTrip #IllinoisRoadTrip #IllinoisWeekendGetaways
Casey, Illinois is a small town known for its big things. But it wasn’t always that way. Casey used to be just a small town with normal sized things. That is, until Jim Bolin got involved. It all started with one idea and the first big thing in Casey was the World’s Largest Wind Chime. Visit on your Illinois road trip or weekend getaway.  #IllinoisRoadsideAttractions #IllinoisRoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadTrip #IllinoisRoadTrip #IllinoisWeekendGetaways

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.