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World's Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville

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The World's Largest Catsup BottleĀ® 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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  • This landmark is one of the most unique in the nation. A type of statue to the truck farmers of the area.  more »
  • I don't know if I would drive a long distance to see this, but it was a fun novelty. I would suggest driving by if you are in Collingsville.  more »
  • If you are in the St. Louis metro area and want to see one of those "one of a kind sites", this is one to add to that list. Unfortunately it's tall, so you can't get a picture with friends standing by...  more »