Mommy And Me Travels was taking a family road trip from St Louis, MO to Indianapolis, IN, when we stumbled upon a fun place to take a break, Casey, IL. The town boast its Midwest attractions with the motto “Big Things Small Town”. If you are looking for a kid friendly break with tourist attractions along I 70 to burn off some energy, we definitely recommend stopping in Casey, IL. If you happen to live near St Louis or Indianapolis, Casey Illinois is one of those location with tourist attractions in the Midwest that you definitely need to add to your St Louis day trip or Indianapolis day trip list of must go places. Get all of your tips and tricks for day trips with kids here.
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Directions To Casey Illinois
Where is the City Of Casey, Illinois? Casey, IL is located in southern Illinois between St Louis, MO and Indianapolis, IN.
Directions To Casey, Illinois….. Casey, IL is conveniently located a short distance off of I-70. To get there exit I-70 onto IL-49 S. Follow IL-49 S until you reach the City of Casey, IL.
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Casey Illinois Hotels
Here is a list of Casey Illinois Hotels that you can use if you plan to spend more than one day visiting all of the fun Casey Illinois attractions.
Eighteen – Ninety Sleepover
Address: 14 S. Central Avenue, Casey, Illinois 62420
*Hotel in Downtown Casey, Illinois, with 1890 charm. 12 rooms with private bathrooms.
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Address: 933 N Rte 49, Casey, IL 62420
*Hotel near I-70 exit. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
Why Should You Visit Casey, IL
The Casey, IL attractions are known as some of the world’s largest things. My kids loved to see everyday items in supersize. Getting from attraction to attraction was easy and fun. You can walk around, drive around, or rent a golf cart to get around town. We chose to make the adventure a little more fun and rent a golf cart from the corner store.
Let’s start off this article with a fun fact of how all these big Midwest attractions ended up in Casey, IL… “The man behind the idea of Big Things Small Town is Jim Bolin. Bolin is a local business owner. Born and raised in Casey, he felt like he owed something to the community that has given him the opportunity to build a life, home, and business. All of the items were constructed by him and his crew from Bolin Enterprises, In.” – https://www.bigthingssmalltown.com/faq
Casey Illinois Attractions – “Big Things Small Town”
In the City of Casey, Illinois you will find that there are at least 7 Casey Illinois Attractions that have won the Guinness World Records of its kind. These are: World’s Largest Wind Chime, Worlds Largest Rocking Chair, Worlds Largest Mailbox, Worlds Largest Pitchfork, World’s Largest Golf Tee, Worlds Largest Wooden Shoes, and Giant Knitting Needles & Crochet Hook (World’s Largest Knitting Needles from 2013-2017).
As you head into town and start looking for things to do in Casey, IL you can’t help but see all of the Casey Illinois Attractions. In addition to the Guinness World Record attractions you will also find BIG Attractions throughout the town. These are: Wooden Token, Toy Airplane, Yardstick, Key, Ear of Corn, Pencil, Barbershop Pole, Bird Cage, Minion, Spinning Top, Twizzle Spoon, Baseball Bat, Teeter-Totter, Bookworm, and many many more.
World’s Largest Wind Chime
Address: 109 East Main St, Casey IL, 62420
Does your family enjoy the sounds of a wind chime? Well what if that wind chime could be heard for miles? That is exactly what you will see and hear with this Worlds Largest Wind Chime. Add even more fun to your family adventure and get in line to ring this large wind chime. If your kids are like mine, they will love it!
The wind chime construction started in 2011 and completed in 2012. Shortly after completion it was added as the Worlds Largest Wind Chime to the Guinness World Records book. The structure stands 56 feet tall with the largest wind chime being 42 feet tall.
Worlds Largest Rocking Chair
Address: 117 East Main Street, Casey IL, 62420
Who doesn’t love to sit and relax in a rocking chair? Especially if you have a new baby that you are trying to rock to sleep. Well what if that chair was so large that it took a latter to reach it? That is exactly what this small town has built in the worlds largest rocking chair. It is definitely a chair built for a giant mom to rock her baby. Fun fact – It actually rocks!
The largest rocking chair had to actually rock to be considered for the Guinness World Records book. This proved to be a difficult task to accomplish but the builder set out to make it a success. The worlds largest rocking chair took 2 years to complete and after completion was added as the largest rocking chair in the world. An amazing fact about this chair is that it is made entirely of reclaimed and recycled material. The chair is 56 feet tall and weighs 46,200 pounds.
Worlds Largest Mailbox
Address: 19 West Main Street, Casey IL, 62420
I know my kids love checking the mail. Well this time they got to be the mail! What I mean is the worlds largest mailbox is functioning and you are able to climb a few flights of stairs and stand inside the mailbox to “become mail”. This is also the location to take in a great view of all the Casey Illinois attractions.
Like the largest rocking chair, to qualify as the worlds largest mailbox it had to be functioning. That means that the red flag can be lifted to signify that mail is available for pick up. The worlds largest mailbox is 5,743.41 cubic feet.
World’s Largest Pitchfork
Address: 607 NorthEast 13th Street, Casey IL, 62420
Does your family like to farm or going picking at a local farm on the weekends? Well what if you had to do it with a pitchfork that was 10x the normal size? The world’s largest pitchfork is just that, 10x the size of a standard pitchfork. You will be amazed at the fine details that you can view at this beautiful location. The site of the world’s largest pitchfork is placed at Richards Farm Restaurant. At one time it was a working farm, now it is a quaint Casey IL restaurant with a delicious family buffet style homegrown menu.
Similar to the worlds largest rocking chair, the world’s largest pitchfork is also made of reclaimed wood and metal. The world’s largest pitchfork was the first of its kind so there was no record that had to be beat. This meant to get into the Guinness Book of World Records that the pitchfork had to be 10x the size of a normal pitchfork. The world’s largest pitchfork was completed and added into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015 with its size of 60 feet long and 1940 pounds.
World’s Largest Golf Tee
Address: 203 NorthEast 13th Street, Casey IL, 62420
Do you have a golfer in the family, or maybe many golfers? Then check out the worlds largest golf tee that sits on a functioning golf course. The best way to see the world’s largest golf tee is to enter the country club area, walk through the shop and sign in on the guest book. You will then be directed to the best viewing location which is right outside the golf shop. The best place to get pictures of the world’s largest golf tee is to climb a small flight of stairs to a viewing platform that is directly lined up with the golf tee. The sunlight is perfect either early in the morning or later in the day for pictures.
The world’s largest golf tee is constructed of laminated wood and was added as the Guinness World Record in 2013. The construction of this magnificent piece was to encourage people to visit the public golf course and take more interest in another activity the ‘Big Things Small Town’ had to offer. The worlds largest golf tee is 30.5 feet tall with the head dimensions being 6 feet 3 inches, and weighs 6,659 pounds.
World’s Largest Wooden Shoes
Address: 20 West General Robey St., Casey IL, 62420
We all know you need shoes to travel. Well what if you had to wear wooden shoes? Since we are lucky enough to not have to wear wooden shoes, it is still definitely exciting to see the worlds largest wooden shoes that are on display inside The Casey Candy Depot. These wooden shoes are easily visited by entering The Casey Candy Depot after visiting the worlds largest mailbox as the store sits right behind the entrance to the mailbox.
The wooden shoes were made by piecing together wooden boards then using a chain saw and sander to get the perfect shape. The wooden shoes entered the Guinness World Record in 2015. Each wooden shoe is 4 feet 9 inches tall, 11 feet 5.5 inches long, 5 feet 3 inches wide, and weigh 2500 pounds.
Giant Knitting Needles & Crochet Hook (Formally Worlds Largest Knitting Needles)
Address: 2 East Main Street, Casey IL, 62420
Is your favorite past time while traveling to knit? What if you had to do it with giant knitting needles. For this item to get into the world records that is exactly one of the criteria for entry, they had to be functioning enough to be used to make a 10×10 square. You will definitely want to check out these giant knitting needles and crochet hook, formally the worlds largest entered in 2013. To view these up close you do have to enter the Yarn Studio store and then walk to the back. If you are visiting while the store is closed, then you can see them through a glass window where they are displayed.
This pair of giant knitting needles held the world record from 2013-2017 when a UK art student claimed the record with a pair of just over 14 feet. This pair of giant knitting needles and crochet hooks 13.75 feet and 3.25 inches in diameter, weighing 25 pounds each. Jeanette did knit the 10×10 square needed for the world record entry in front of a group of children. She stated “I want the children to see that they can set a goal and pursue a dream”.
Wrap Up of Casey Illinois Attractions – Family Fun Places To Visit In The Midwest
Take a drive to visit this Midwest small town and see all of the Casey Illinois attractions with the motto “Big Things Small Town”. In this article we covered the World’s Largest Wind Chime, Worlds Largest Rocking Chair, Worlds Largest Mailbox, Worlds Largest Pitchfork, World’s Largest Golf Tee, Worlds Largest Wooden Shoes, and Giant Knitting Needles & Crochet Hook (World’s Largest Knitting Needles from 2013-2017). Casey, IL is easily accessible from I 70 and a great place to take a family break on your road trips.
Have you seen any of these World Record Largest World Attractions in Casey, IL? Do you know of others that we can check out? Leave us a comment and help us visit all of the Largest World Attractions.
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I’ve been to Casey and seen a lot of these, I had not seen the knitting needles. Did you see the birdcage? What fun.
Hi Cindy, Yes we were able to see the birdcage. The kiddos even got to get inside for a picture. We loved spending our day in Casey, IL.
Wow this looks like such a fun place..would love to visit.thanks for sharing
i love coming across random cool things on road trips! Looks like the kids had a blast
Fun photo opps! Which “world’s largest” attraction was your kids’ favorite?
Kim, It was a wonderful photo opp. The boys really loved the worlds largest wind chime because they could actually ring it 🙂
Casey, IL really put themselves on the map! What a fun place to visit and so many photo op’s!
We visited last year and we had such a blast!
How cool is it that one community has so many great and fun finds!
Really fun information. Also love the font size.
56 foot tall rocking chair?? wow!!
Joy at The Joyous Living
What unique things to visit! Love that rocking chair.
Such a fun and interesting list! I may have to check these out!
I love taking road trip and finds like these are part of the reason. Such a fun post.
This is so awesome and interesting! I will definitely see if we can visit this place.
think I have heard of this place before. Don’t have they have a World’s Largest museum? Or is another place?
Oh my goodness – this is so great! We’re in Minnesota and we have the world’s “Largest Ball of Twine” — but these are so great! Illinois is a great stop for road trips for our family because it’s so close. Filing this in places to stop 🙂
This is actually only a few house from where I live. I could totally see a road trip down there in the future. The wind chime is the one that interests me the most. But the mailbox is definitely a unique one.
I can’t believe this is all in one town! I have seen the biggest Buddha in this hemisphere when I was on Maui many years ago, but I think that’s the only “biggest” I’ve seen. My boys love wind chimes, they would go crazy over that big of one!
hahah these are so infteresting to me! I would love to see the worlds largest rocking chair!
I love this – it would be great fun to see so many “world’s largest’! Will have to put this on my list of places to visit…
These are such fun ideas for a family trip!
Super interesting! I love how in the Midwest it’s easy to find the “world’s biggest” things haha! I’m from Minnesota, and there is the “World’s Largest Ball of Twine” in a small town! These things make kind of fun and random road trips stops 🙂
This is hilarious!! What a great stop on a road trip though. I’m low-key obsessed with the giant mailbox. I think I would have too much fun with that one, lol.
I have a friend that would LOVE this! She always takes selfies with either massive, or really teeny objects. 😀
It does look like the perfect place to explore with kids!