October 6, 2014
On the drive over to St Louis, MO/Alton, IL we passed signs for the World’s Largest Golf Tee. We agreed that if my husband wasn't too tired after his Half Ironman weekend, we would stop on our return home.
After all, we stopped and saw the World’s Largest Wind Chime on the way back from his nephew’s high school graduation in 2013.
I happened to be driving as we approached exit 179 for Casey, IL on Interstate 70 so “off road” we went. And just like last time, directional signage to get to this attractions is not easily found. But eventually we found our way to the Casey Country Club. From a distance. the golf tee didn’t look that big but once we parked, got out of the car and walked toward it…it was HUGE! And then once my husband stood next to it, the perspective was amazing.
We walked through the Club House and the lady in there told us the stories behind how Casey, IL became the home to these “World’s Largest” items. You can read more about them HERE. She then told us about the Knitting Needles, Crotchet Hook and the World’s Largest Rocking Chair they are in the process of building. So we decided to drive through their downtown and check out these other items.
We were told that they are planning on constructing the World’s Largest Pitchfork, Barber Pole and a golf ball to put on top of the tee.
I definitely see a road trip back to Casey, IL.