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World's Largest Catsup Bottle

305 Railroad Ave, Collinsville, Illinois 62234 USA

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • No Public
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“170 ft. tall Catsup bottle!”

The World's Largest Catsup Bottle® stands proudly next to Route 159, just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois. This unique 170 ft. tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant - bottlers of Brooks old original rich & tangy catsup. In 1995, due to the efforts of the Catsup Bottle Preservation Group, this landmark roadside attraction was saved from demolition and beautifully restored to its original appearance. Recognized the world over as an excellent example of 20th century roadside Americana, the World's Largest Catsup Bottle regularly garners national attention and attracts visitors and tourists every day. In August of 2002 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Reviewed by
tc28

  • 20 Reviews
  • 45 Helpful
August 18, 2013

I love ketchup, so this was cool for me. My kids did not even get out of the car, so I guess they did not feel the same.

11 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kathleen Oanes

  • 103 Reviews
  • 78 Helpful
August 13, 2014

Seeing these kinds of things while traveling is what makes road trips fun. It is nothing special. But hey, it's ginormous! So snap a photo with this giant and let your friends "catch-up" with your coolness. Ahaha. Get it? Catchup. Oh dear, why am I not as entertaining as this bottle.

9 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
IceCreamwithSprinkles

  • 9 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
April 10, 2014

It was as big as they say it was! Very quaint in its essence but settled in an odd location, seemingly being used as a water tower? Cute for a quick stop and photo-op, plus the town was cute.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 805 Helpful
September 07, 2014
Rated 2.0

There's really no place to pull over to get a good photo. So, I recommend, if you're coming from Ariston, pull over to the right when you're up the hill and take a shot of it from there. Overall, just a meh photo-op.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
chantelejacobs

  • 6 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 30, 2014

Big disappointment. Not worth the stop. Cute town though...

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tonya.d.edwards

  • 9 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
March 22, 2014

Cute. There's a McDonald's nearby, which makes for some easy jokes.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
SouthernLady601

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 23, 2019
Rated 5.0

We love these offbeat attractions. They give us something to look forward to so an 8 hour drive becomes 2 or 3 separate shorter drives. These are quick stops, a chance to stretch our legs and snap a goofy photo.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MaryProm

  • 12 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
November 07, 2014
Rated 3.0

It's a great icon!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
suzkay

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 24, 2014
Rated 2.0

If you're right there you might as well drive by, but it's just a water tower.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
hollybin

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 13, 2014
Rated 3.0

If you are in the area you should stop. Cute town.

1 person found this review helpful

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World's Largest Catsup Bottle

305 Railroad Ave
Collinsville, Illinois
62234 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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