Cawker City, Kansas: World's Largest Ball of Twine Team Field Report

Wisconsin St., Cawker City, KS
On the south side of Wisconsin St./Hwy 24, a half-block west of Lake Drive.
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Largest Ball of Twine.

World's Largest Ball of Twine
The late Frank Stoeber's giant twine ball continues to grow, added to by visitors under the supervision of Cawker City residents. Estimated to have ten tons of twine by 2015. Report...

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Pumpkin costume.

World's Largest Ball of Twine

We really loved the fact that this wondrous roadside attraction was decorated for Halloween!

[bonelady, 10/18/2014]

World's Largest Ball of Twine.

World's Largest Ball of Twine

The World's Largest Ball of Twine was the main reason I took a motorcycle trip around the country! Well, it was one of the reasons....

The ball of twine is impressive, but I think I was a little saddened by its display - it just sits under what looks like a "rest stop" shelter. Still, it was cool to see in person -- one of the iconic US roadside attractions. Don't forget to sign the guest book in the mailbox!

[Chris Aurelio, 11/03/2011]

Ball of Twine Inn.

World's Biggest Ball of Twine

The World's Biggest Ball of Twine is still going strong in Cawker City. An added bonus is all of the twine-related parodies of famous paintings in the storefront windows around town. There's also a Ball of Twine Inn across the street. Not sure about the accommodations.

[Gunnar Johnson, 07/02/2011]

Tom Landers.

World's Largest Ball of Twine

This free attraction really deserves a stop for anyone heading thru North Central Kansas. Started in 1953 as a way [for Frank Stoeber] to keep his twine in an organized ball, now this town keeps itself organized by adding on to the World's Largest Ball of Twine every year at the annual Twine-A-Thon. While visiting the ball year round is free, it might be even better to visit during the festival to wind some twine yourself. The Twine-A-Thon, a picnic and parade are on the third Saturday in August, with the twine winding being held the Friday before.

There were a few people visiting it while we were there, but there is always time and room to get a picture of the big ball for yourself.

[Tom Landers, 07/10/2006]

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