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World's Largest Cuckoo Clock.

World's Largest Cuckoo Clock

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Sugarcreek, Ohio

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.

World's Largest Cuckoo Clock

Main St., Sugarcreek, OH
Downtown, on the northeast corner of Main St. and N. Broadway.
Doesn't operate in winter. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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