Wherever you go in this country, there’s likely to be something big you can visit along the way. And by big we mean something that is – or claims to be – “the world’s largest ...” Some turn out to be civic efforts to get some attention, but many are testaments to a town’s better times gone by. Feel we've missed something big on this list?
World’s Largest Bottle of Ketchup – Collinsville, Ill.
This 70-foot tall, bottle-shaped water tower sits on 100-foot-tall steel legs and was built in 1949 to advertise the local bottling plant making Brooks Catsup. In the early 1990s, long after the community’s ketchup-making was capped, a local preservation group saved the bottle from demolition and now holds a World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival each July."
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