The United States is a big place, but have you ever wondered what else is out in this country besides all the big cities and farmland? You hear a lot about “small town America,” but what does that even mean? There are a lot more than just sleepy little towns dotting our map; there are a lot of unique and peculiar stops along the way that are worth a stop. So, if you’ve been considering taking a road trip across the country, take this as your sign that you need to start planning it. Consider incorporating a few of these odd little towns along the way; you might come across something you don’t see every day.
#1: Supersize Your Finds in Casey, IL
If you’ve ever wondered where you can find several of the largest items in the world, then Casey, Illinois, is the town for you. Several Guinness Book of World Record holders are located here, and most of them were created by the same man, Jim Bolin. He made fourteen items that all held the world record, and only two of them have since lost their title.
Jim made the world’s largest rocking chair, wind chime, knitting needles, mailbox, golf tee, and barber shop pole, to name a few of his items. And Jim’s items aren’t the only super large objects in Casey; other people have made oversized items that haven’t made it into record books. You can see The Big Mousetrap, The Big Ear of Corn, and The Big Pizza Slicer.