World's Largest Rhubarb.

World's Largest Rhubarb

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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

Hwy 17, Aledo, IL
East edge of town, on the northeast corner of Hwy 17 and Hwy 94.
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