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World's Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • So cool. We had been searching for it for a couple of miles. Came around the corner and there is was. Clearly kept up and so unique. If you are value and appreciate traveling America by car or RV it i...  more »
  • What's to say? Listed in the Kid's Top 100 Things to See Before You Die. I see it every day. But great to get your picture taken by it and to say you've seen it!!! Lots of tourists come by and are fas...  more »
  • My son and I took a "Rediculous Roadtrip" and this was on our list. It was a fun addition to our pictorial journal if only because it was another off-beat thing to see/do that most people won't  more »

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