The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine, Cawker City

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  • Great roadside attraction, this was a planned part of our trip across country and we arrived on Friday night, wish we could have stayed longer. People in town were extremely friendly and welcoming.  more »
  • This was a 'must-see' on an exploratory tour of Kansas. I must say that there seems to be a healthy competition between Iowa and Kansas for the world's largest 'whatever'--- popcorn balls, frying pans...  more »
  • The site's volunteers were on the ball. Seeing Cawker City's Ball of Twine was lots of fun, and a great way to wrap up part of our trip!  more »
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  • This was so FUNNY. So, we missed it! Yep, we actually drove right past it because no one told us it was under a gazebo. That's what we get for not reading any Google reviews! SO....this ball of twine is HUGE. It's in a small town, kinda in the middle of nowhere but we made it 1 of our stops on our way to the center of the US. The ride was relaxing and the views were stunning. Being from the East coast, it gave me a whole new appreciation for this beautiful country we live in. (Be sure to check out my sunset on the horizon pic I attached from our ride home) TALK ABOUT WIDE OPEN SPACES, WOW! Definitely add this as a stop if you are planning a simple day trip, or venturing across the country. I'm glad I did!
  • This is the Jewel of North Central Kansas. Screw the Geographic Center of the contiguous United States! Not only is this tourist trap the most tourist trappy trap imaginable, it's honestly reasonably impressive. Like... That's a whole lot more string than you'd think it is when planning a trip. Needs a reopened gift shop, because if you drive 8 hours on Kansas state highways instead of I70 just to see a bunch of twine, the thing you really need at that point is a shirt that says as much so you can start conversations about it with people at parties.
  • Would have given it 5 stars if it hadn't been for the speeding ticket on the way there (91 in a 65!) I know...stupid. Anyway, really cool bit of old time roadside Americana. I didn't have time to explore the surrounding town, but it looked quirky in a good way. Do go see this place, but don't go like me, an idiot.
  • Seems like a silly thing to see, but it's actually pretty cool. You can add some twine to it and contribute to keeping it the largest!
  • Unique roadside attraction. Worth stopping and taking a quick picture!
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