World's Largest Cuckoo Clock
In 2010, the 24-foot-tall "World's Largest Cuckoo Clock" was moved from its old home in Wilmot to Sugarcreek. It was bought by Walnut Creek Cheese and donated to the Swiss-themed tourist town.
Its original location was a restaurant named Alpine-Alpa, known variously as "Cuckoo Clock Capital of America," "Ohio's Showplace of Cheesemaking," and "Ohio's Switzerland Wonderland."
Sugarcreek has its own claim to fame: "The Little Switzerland of Ohio."
The big timepiece was built in 1972, and stood for decades on a hill in back of the restaurant. Every 30 minutes, a three-foot-tall couple on tracks danced the polka to Bavarian music played by a five-piece robot oompa band.
In May 2012 the clock was moved to its new, permanent location on Sugarcreek's Main St. Volunteers worked with clock-like diligently to restore the electrical mechanisms and re-animate the little Bavarian figures. The clock resumed its cuckooing duties in November 2012.