World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois
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World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

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World's Largest Catsup Bottle, 800 South Morrison Avenue, Collinsville, Illinois

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While most may argue against me, I think nothing goes better with a hot dog than ketchup. In fact, I am the sort who takes a little hot dog with her ketchup. Seriously, I SMOTHER them in the red blood of the gods to the point where most of it will drip all over my lap after one bite. So, of course, it’s probably not surprising that one of my favorite weird roadside attractions is the World’s Largest Catsup in Collinsville, Illinois.

Unfortunately there is no ketchup in the catsup bottle, instead the structure serves as a water tower for Collinsville, Illinois — original home of the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger who bottled Brooks catsup. Completed in 1949 the giant bottle was erected as a way to supply water for plant operations and sprinkler system. Today’s it’s a shining red condiment in the sky that brings locals together, stops travelers in their tracks…and may be the only bottle of ketchup big enough to satisfy my cravings.

 

Photos of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, 2015:

August 9, 2015

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

 

 

Photos of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, 2007:

July 15, 2007

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

 

Site: World’s Largest Catsup Bottle
Location: 800 South Morrison Avenue, Collinsville, Illinois
Cost: FREE!
Hours: Visible at all hours.

 

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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. Read more.