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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  • What can I say... it's a huge catsup bottle! Pretty cool and unique. Get yoself a selfie! Too bad it's not full of ketchup! ;D  more »
  • Judy & Mike are amazing. Each year in July they host the Catsup Bottle Festival & the town celebrates. It's always a good time & the landmark itself is breathtaking in person. Great picture opportunit...  more »
  • Who doesn't love seeing something really giant size, unless it's a disgusting insect? Collinsville offers us the world's largest catsup bottle for all to see. It's a truly awesome sight. The Bottle is...  more »

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