Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin: JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

This remote ball of baler twine is, by some measures, the biggest in the world. It's certainly the heaviest (approaching 23,000 pounds). A solo backyard project.

Visitor Tips and News About JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

JFK's twine ball.

JFK's Twine Ball

We found JFK's Twine Ball worth the short side trip from Hwy 53. It is located on paved roads - a big plus and easy to find. I must admit, it certainly was the biggest ball of twine I have ever seen.

[D Kern, 08/31/2010]
JFK Twine Ball

When I visited the JFK Twine Ball on June 5, 2009, I was very excited to find that JFK was home and outside working in his yard when I arrived. He introduced himself and informed us that the twine ball is now up to 19,920 pounds. Twine ball junior is 47 pounds. He also handed me a hand-written 6 page document with information about himself and the twine ball as we were leaving.

[Rob, 06/10/2009]

JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

Address:
8009 S. Oakdale Rd, Lake Nebagamon, WI
Directions:
From Superior: Take US 53 south about four miles after it splits with US 2. Turn left on Hwy B. East on Hwy B three miles, then turn right on Hwy P (Ash St.). South almost two miles, then turn left on E. Minnesuing Rd. The first right will be S. Oakdale Rd. The ball is in an open-sided shed, on the southwest corner.
Hours:
Visitors welcome, but you have to sign the journal in the Twine Ball mailbox.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
The Best
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Totem Pole of ChainsawsTotem Pole of Chainsaws, Superior, WI - 19 mi.
Pierre the Pantsless VoyageurPierre the Pantsless Voyageur, Two Harbors, MN - 37 mi.
Large RoosterLarge Rooster, Two Harbors, MN - 38 mi.
In the region:
Buffalo Statue, Duluth, MN - 33 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

November 24, 2017

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Wisconsin Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Ruby City Museum, Franklin, North Carolina (Nov 20-26, 2017)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now