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World's Largest Ball Of Sisal Twine

U.S. Hwy 24, Cawker City, Kansas 67430 USA

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“A labor of love and community spirit”

Frank Stoeber started the World's Largest Ball of Twine in 1953. Stoeber gave the ball of twine to Cawker City, Kansas in 1961. This impressive ball of twine weighs over 20,000 pounds and measures more than 40 feet in circumference. It was created over several decades by the residents of Cawker City, who donated their own twine to add to the ball. Visitors can add their own twine to the ball, take pictures, and marvel at the sheer size of this quirky roadside attraction.

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Reviewed by
HandyCapps

  • 3 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place gets 5 stars because I visited it at night. And oh my god, so creepy it was awesome. I was scared to get out of my car to take pictures but I did. Awkwardly smelled good too.

8 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Cameysoap

  • 20 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
July 09, 2017
Rated 5.0

I mean, why not visit?! It was really strange to see a wad of twine. It does stink to high heaven and I wasn't about to hug it like others were doing. All I could think about was flesh eating bacteria. But hey, that's just me.

Perfect little free stop on the way to Little Lady Liberty and the Center of the USA monument. There is gas next door, but not much else.

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
A. Crews

  • 55 Reviews
  • 96 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated

Good photo opp but not much else, town seemed like it was mostly empty when I stopped by and there wasn't anything across the street except for an empty lot and an old looking sign advertising souvenirs for .25 but i did not see a shop or any visitor information.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
KevinW

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated

Been there two summers ago. Town is small and local gas station attendednt came up the block to tell us about the ball, sign the visitor list, and take our picture. Fun experience for us and the kids.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
HudsonTX

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

Be sure to stop by the gift shop. You'll get a piece of twine to add to the ball!

1 person found this review helpful
  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 01, 2016
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A great stop across this part of the country. But, the town is a little empty.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Boo1974

  • 13 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated 4.0

Just what we expected- a giant ball of twine! My son read about this in The Genius Files book, so we had to stop. Fun photo op. Would have given 5 stars if town had been a bit more lively...on a Sunday nothing was open.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
angelad22207

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
October 13, 2015
Rated 3.0

Pretty neat little stop, but beware the bugs!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Matt & Devin

  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 16, 2023
Rated 5.0

Worth the stop. It's fun and has a guest book!

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  • 18 Reviews
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June 22, 2023
Rated 5.0

Well, Who would have thought this would be interesting!!! You just never know. We stopped by to see it because...We never had!! It is in the middle of town under a nice pavilion. There's a large mailbox that holds the registration sign in. There is a number for the lady who keeps it going. If you call her she will hurry right over with some twine and let you add it to the "Ball"! There are 2 large sign boards giving you all the statistics of the founder and how and when he got started!! It is very interesting and I am so glad we took this little jaunt to check it out!! The lady in the coffee truck next to the Ball is very nice and will give you a little info also!

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World's Largest Ball Of Sisal Twine

U.S. Hwy 24
Cawker City, Kansas
67430 USA
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