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

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