World's Largest Rhubarb.

World's Largest Rhubarb

Field review by the editors.

Aledo, Illinois

Aledo calls itself "Rhubarb Capital of Illinois," and in June 2016 it unveiled a 10-foot-tall metal rhubarb -- three big leaves with rhubarb's familiar red stem -- in time for the city's 25th annual Rhubarb Festival. "I want a picture of myself with that leaf," said Aledo's mayor at its dedication. "I want to remember Aledo for something. And if it's rhubarb, then that's great."

Note: if you tried to eat a rhubarb as big as Aledo's, you'd die; the plant is deadly if too much is eaten at once.

World's Largest Rhubarb

Address:
Hwy 17, Aledo, IL
Directions:
East edge of town, on the northeast corner of Hwy 17 and Hwy 94.
Admission:
Free
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