Alexandria, Indiana: World's Largest Ball of Paint
Michael Carmichael has spent over 30 years applying over 18,000 layers of paint to a baseball. It now weighs close to 1,500 pounds. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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My friend Brady and I stumbled upon this attraction on Jan 23 2012. We gave him a call and he gladly invited us in. We painted layer 23,053. Delightfully excellent![Cameron Petersen, 02/07/2012]
We were on a geocaching trip and decided to stop and see the World's Largest Ball of Paint. If was after dark, but the owner graciously invited us in and told us the story about how the ball of paint started.
We were then invited to apply the 22,559th coat of paint. After a wonderful visit, we mentioned geocaching and he pointed to the cache container in the corner. You just can't beat a big ball of paint and a geocache at the same location. This is definitely the silliest fun we've had in a long time![geopigs, 11/23/2010]
We headed to Alexandria with the anticipation of adding another layer to the World's Largest Ball of Paint. Glenda and Mike Carmichael posed for us.
In addition to Mike owning the big ball 'o' paint, he's also decided to paint the neighbor's tree stump and grass - once a month - in a different theme. I soooo wish he was my neighbor, although painting on my grass could be cause for death at my house.[Debra Fradette, 07/10/2010]
Visited this with my husband and four kiddies on August 30th. The building the Ball is housed in is really impressive. We added coat #21,330, blue, and had fun doing so... it's a lot bigger than I thought it'd be! It was a great experience, and I recommend it to anyone in central Indiana![Heather Gard, 09/07/2008]