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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  • A neat photo opportunity on route 66. There is so much to see on this route. We did just the Illinois part and it took 4 days. This is a must stop and see.  more »
  • The bottle itself is amazing. Kids and us loved it. The area itself is a dirt back lot to the warehouse. No sitting area or anything. But dont let that scare you away. Still a great photo op.There is a exposed rock face the kids had fun picking at as well.
  • Seeing the worlds largest catsup bottle was undoubtedly the best moment of my life. The sheer size of the bottle took my breath away. Not to mention everything it stands for. I flew 18 hours to see this and it was worth every second and more. Probably a top 5 attraction in the world. Screw that. Top 1.

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