Woodruff, Wisconsin: World's Largest Penny
A big Lincoln-headed, copper-colored monument remembering 1.7 million pennies that were raised to build a local hospital. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Penny
We visited the "World's Largest Penny." I am not sure what I expected, but it is made out of concrete, and there is no back on the "penny."[Big Guy, 08/25/2008]
The [recent tip] picture on your website is NOT the World's Largest Penny. I am submitting a picture of the correct penny, which is a few blocks from where that picture was taken.[Rebekah Tollard, 08/22/2007]
After a scare last week from a tipster suggesting the giant penny was gone, we called Woodruff and confirmed it had not moved. And we received recent photos from others -- such as this one -- attesting to the Big Penny's health.
The World's Largest Penny [may have] been relocated into a protective case mounted on the side of the Dr. Kate museum. From the earlier photos on RoadsideAmerica.com, I'm not even sure it's the same penny.[Megan, 08/01/2007]
August 2007: It's not the same penny! We spoke with the folks at the Dr Kate Pelham Newcomb Museum. They confirm that a large penny is indeed mounted on their outside wall -- but that the much larger Big Penny is still standing a block away, in the same spot where it's been since 1954. "The Big Penny is alive and well," we were told. "It's in fine shape." They encourage anyone visiting the Penny to walk a block to 2nd and Hemlock to see the Museum (open M-F 11-4 in the summer) and watch Dr Kate's videotaped appearance on This Is Your Life.