Wytheville, Virginia: Big Pencil

Impressive scribbler points down to the entrance of an office supply store, frightening those who fear impalement by a big pencil.

Wytheville Office Supply

Address:
146 West Main St., Wytheville, VA
Directions:
About 2 miles on Route 11 (Main Street) off of I-81 & I-77 exit 73. Or I-81 Exit 70, then take N 4th St. to Main St. Wytheville Office Supply.
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Giant Yellow Pencil

Much like the giant cigar, this giant yellow pencil is in front of the Wytheville Office Supply Store. It appears to be a 20- 25-foot-long wooden yellow pencil like people have used forever. Down the street is The Paint Store with a giant can of paint for its sign; across the street is Skeeter's World Famous Hot Dogs (a Wytheville tradition); and the Edith Boling Wilson house/hotel is nearby.

[Richard Burke, 05/19/2018]
Big Pencil

Go inside to see the world's largest working scissors. They give you a free post card of the pencil.

[Tipsonroadtripping Deborah, 06/22/2014]

Big pencil.

Big Pencil

A wonderful town to explore -- the big pencil is only one of quite a few worthwhile odd attractions. I visited here based on the tip for this very cool, very huge pencil and ended up spending hours around the area. I love old, oversized 3D advertisements!

[megan, 01/14/2013]

GIant pencil.

Big Pencil

The big pencil is lookin' good. We went in the office supply store and met the nicest lady inside...she gave us some freebies, which was cool.

[Joy, 05/26/2011]

The Big Pencil.

Big Pencil

From Pulaski, 22 miles south on Route 11, Wytheville Office Supply suspends The Big Pencil above it's awning. Sure, it makes sense from a marketing standpoint (Well, at least more sense than the giant barber's shears inside; which were brought over, I think, when a local barber shop closed). But it's still a local landmark.

[Carl Hanks Jr., 06/01/1998]

August 2002 - "Stephanie" submitted this photo.

Nearby Offbeat Places

The First Lady of Hot DogsThe First Lady of Hot Dogs, Wytheville, VA - < 1 mi.
Great Lakes to Florida Highway MuseumGreat Lakes to Florida Highway Museum, Wytheville, VA - < 1 mi.
Hot Air Balloon Water TowerHot Air Balloon Water Tower, Wytheville, VA - 1 mi.
In the region:
Metal Sign Man, Mount Airy, NC - 39 mi.

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