World's Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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.Arrange to visit World's Largest Catsup Bottle and other attractions in Collinsville using our Collinsville trip itinerary maker.
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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Built in 1949 for the bottlers of Brooks original rich and tangy catsup. Although the manufacturing plant is no longer there, this water tower was saved from demolition by a local preservation group. ... read more »
Since I have seen the giant Longaberger office building in Ohio that looks like a wicker basket, I figured I should also see this giant catsup bottle, when visiting Collinsville for the weekend. I was... read more »
I took some pictures of the catsup bottle and it looks just like in the advertising. Very close to their downtown and easy to find. It's worth the drive by it.
Really cool! There isn't any official parking nearby, so we parked at the gas station down the road and topped off the tank.
it's worth a stop when you're nearby, looks impressive!
Like that this big monument attracts people to come on into Collinsville.
Nothing really special and not worth a stop.
Connie Jo Wheelehan
It is worth s small detour and there are some shops around in a mini type mall...unsure what they are as I did not need anything just thought the bottle was great.
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