Alexandria, Indiana: World's Largest Ball of Paint Team Field Report

10696 N. 200 W., Alexandria, IN
I-69 exit 45. Hwy 28 west to Alexandria and intersection of Hwy 9. Two miles past, left on SW 200. South 1 1/4 miles, house is on the left, #10696 on mailbox.
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Ball of Paint. 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. Report...

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Ball of Paint layer #23,769. World's Largest Ball of Paint

We painted coat #23,769! What a wonderful stop. Probably the most unique and fun thing we have done to date! The owners are so nice.

[Jennifer Mesk, 08/24/2013]
Ball of Paint. World's Largest Ball of Paint

What a great way to break up a trip through the Indiana countryside! I emailed Mike ahead of time to let him know we would be there on a Sunday. I wasn't sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised to find Mike and Glenda there to greet us and tell us about the history of the ball. This thing is huge and has its own little house.

We painted coat number 23,743 and received a certificate to verify it.

[Cate S., 08/20/2013]
World's Largest Ball of Paint

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]
Ball of Paint. World's Largest Ball of Paint

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]

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