Maxie: The World’s Largest Goose
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Maxie: The World’s Largest Goose

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Maxie the World's Largest Goose, a roadside attraction in Sumner, Missouri.

There are many big birds in this world. From the World’s Largest Pelican in Minnesota to the World’s Largest Duck in Alberta, Canada to, well, that one that yellow one that lives on Sesame Street.

Maxie the World's Largest Goose, a roadside attraction in Sumner, Missouri.

But only one holds the title of World’s Largest Goose: and boy is she a beauty!

Maxie the World's Largest Goose, a roadside attraction in Sumner, Missouri.

In Sumner, Missouri, the “Wild Goose Capital of the World,” this giant fiberglass goose “Maxie”, as she is called, flies proudly over the community park.

Maxie the World's Largest Goose, a roadside attraction in Sumner, Missouri.

Maxie the World's Largest Goose, a roadside attraction in Sumner, Missouri.

At forty feet tall with a wingspan of 61 feet, Maxie could feed a whole city for Christmas dinner…but we wouldn’t do that to such a beautiful creature! Instead we’ll leave her to keep a watchful eye over the park and stand gloriously for all to see.

Maxie the World's Largest Goose, a roadside attraction in Sumner, Missouri.

Site: The World’s Largest Goose
Location: Sumner Community Park, Hwy. 139, Sumner, Missouri
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible (though parks are usually only open daylight hours)
Date: June 5, 2009

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown near Berwyn's car kabob, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her <a href="http://www.choosingfigs.com">personal website</a>.

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.