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World's Largest Wind Chime

109 E Main St, Casey, Illinois 62420 USA

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“Over 55 feet tall”

World's Largest Wind Chime. The wind chime stands over 55 feet high and has five metal tubes suspended 49 feet from the ground. The total structure, including the chimes, weighs 16,932.4 pounds. The dream to build the World's Largest Wind Chime was inspired by Jim Bolin's childhood memories of listening to wind chimes at his Grandma Whitling's home. Combined with his knowledge of the pipeline maintenance industry, Jim spent almost two years designing, planning, and fabricating the wind chime. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of several Bolin family members and friends, the wind chime was assembled and officially measured on December 15, 2011.

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Reviewed by
becky2700

  • 2 Reviews
  • 23 Helpful
April 15, 2016
Rated 5.0

OMG! So underrated. We got off the interstate to see the world's largest wind chime and we hit the jackpot. My grandkids traveling to St Louis were 8, 10 and almost 12 years old, so this was just going to be a short site seeing stop. We thought we would get a soda and stretch are legs. Well we got off the highway, followed the signs but got near the last turn and turned the wrong way. What a great mistake. We found the world's largest mailbox, the worlds largest bird cage and the worlds largest pencil. I cannot say how much fun we had. Straight down the street the other way was the wind chime and the worlds largest rocking chair. OMG, we also shopped the antique shops, had a soda, visited the corner yarn shop which had the largest knitting and crochet needles. A few blocks away was the largest golf tee and a sign for the largest pitch fork which we did not see. This is a undiscovered gem.

23 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
WarmFuzzy

  • 14 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
December 29, 2017
Rated 5.0

What an adorable town! Thanks to a review by becky2700, my friend & I planned this as our first stop on an epic road trip. We saw the largest wind chime, with the rocking chair across the street. Down the block, we ducked into a shop to see the crotchet & knitting needles, & met Jeanette, who actually knitted the merino wool to get into the Guinness book of records - what a doll. Don't forget to go into the cafe next to the wind chime - they sell chimes, and all the decor on the walls has a specific theme - I'll let you figure it out! Apparently, the "World's Largest" theme in the town is due to one resident who decided to breathe some life into the area - so glad he did!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Mr_Lovejoy

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
February 13, 2018
Rated 5.0

You can tug on a rope and ring the wind chimes.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
debral82

  • 7 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 22, 2018
Rated 5.0

Plan on spending a couple of hours here. The wind chime actually works! There was a place that photo shopped our picture on to the rocking chair. The maps showing where all the giant stuff is are great but outdated. There are more attractions now than were listed. The attractions listed that are away from the town are harder to find. I saw a sign for the golf tee suggesting we drive but I didn't see signs for the other father away attractions like the coin and pitchfork. I've been telling lots of people they have got to see this town. There is a lot more to do than see the giant stuff.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
leylyncard

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 09, 2017
Rated 5.0

Fun little town of big things. Fun place to stop and take a few group photos. Go to the candy shop they are very friendly. It's about a block away from the wind chimes, behind the giant sky mailbox! Great location to get out and walk around for a bit. We didn't find a restroom but most places were closed on a Sunday.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
marut

  • 35 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
August 12, 2018
Rated 5.0

I love that you can walk right up and ring the windchimes! As someone else mentioned, the sound of them isn’t very pretty haha But still a neat stop with beautiful landscaping! If you go behind the fence behind it, you can see the workshop where they’re building more of the “world’s largest” items and a visitors map where you can pin where you’re from. When we were there, they were working on the world’s largest golf club :)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
FromSea2ShiningSea

  • 376 Reviews
  • 23 Helpful
May 22, 2018
Rated 4.0

Such a cute town, and the large wind chimes were one of our favorites! My husband rang the wind chimes, and that was neat. Also you should check out the largest rocking chair across from the chimes. Down the road the bird cage, pencil, and mailbox are also good things to see. I like the use of Scripture and uplifting words on/near the large items.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
theclemenstein

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great please to stretch your legs and see several of the “worlds largest” in a few blocks. Lots of restaurants and souvenir shops. The people are also very friendly.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
lesrklein

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 06, 2018
Rated 4.0

This was a really cool town to stop through and stretch our legs! We were very entertained to see not only the World's Largest Windchime (the sound it makes is gorgeous, too, and we were lucky it was windy) but there's the World's Largest Pencil, Chair, Mailbox, Golf Tee, and a minion all in the town! We did not stop to eat anything here but it looked like there were options. I would highly recommend this as a stop, especially if you have children or are easily entertained!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
angela.m.brooks.92

  • 20 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 25, 2018
Rated 5.0

Fun little excursion!

1 person found this review helpful

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World's Largest Wind Chime

109 E Main St
Casey, Illinois
62420 USA

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