Missouri is home to a surprising number of the “world’s largest” items.
Here is a list of more of the world’s largest things found in Missouri:
World’s largest ball of twine
Facts: The ball is 42 feet in circumference, weighs more than 6 tons and includes 29 different types of nylon binder.
Location: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, 3326 West Highway 76, Branson
Phone: (417) 337-5300
Pricing: Adults $16.95 + tax, children (ages 4-12) $8.95 + tax, children younger than 4 get in free
Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day March 15 to Dec. 15; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day Dec. 16 to March 14
Web site: ripleys.com
World’s largest pecan
Location: James Pecan Farms Inc., 21474 Highway 24, Brunswick
Phone: (660) 548-3427
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays January to September; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day October to December
Web site: jamespecanfarms.com
World’s largest shuttlecock
Location: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City
Phone: (816) 751-1278
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The lobby opens 30 minutes before regular hours. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.
Web site: nelson-atkins.org
World’s largest Vess soda bottle
Facts: 25 feet tall
Location: 1330 N. Sixth St., St. Louis
Phone: (314) 621-4972
World’s largest goose
Facts: It’s not a real goose, but a goose statue.
Address: Highway 139, Sumner
Hours: Daylight hours
World’s largest praying hands
Facts: 32 feet tall, weigh 100 tons
Location: Dawson Drive, Webb City
Phone number: (417) 673-1154
Web site: bittersweetgallery.com, prayinghands.org
World’s largest ball of string
Facts: 6 feet tall, weighs a little less than 3,000 pounds
Location: American Bowman Restaurant and O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 500 Welt St., Weston
Phone: (816) 640-5235
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays
Web site: westonirish.com
For more of the world’s largest things (or to submit your new record), visit worldslargestthings.com.