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Weston, Missouri: Largest Ball of String, Not Twine Team Field Report

America Bowman Restaurant and O'Malley's 1842 Pub

500 Welt St., Weston, MO
America Bowman Restaurant and O'Malley's 1842 Pub. I-29 to exit 20. West on Elm Grove Rd/Hwy 273. Stay on Hwy 273 for four miles, then continue straight on Hwy JJ for two miles into town. Turn left on Welt St. (which is not well marked) and it's two blocks to the restaurant, on the left.
T-Su 11:30 am - 9 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Ball of String, Weston, Missouri.

Largest Ball of String, Not Twine

A big bruiser of a sphere, 19 feet around, from a time when people mailed packages tied with thin postal string. Report...

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Ball of string.

Largest Ball Of String, Not Twine

Awesome. Good bet abounds. Dad for scale.

[Jordan, 05/10/2021]

Ball of String, Weston, Missouri.

Largest Ball of String, Not Twine

A placard next to the ball states that it is now the world's "former largest ball of string." Still an incredible sight. Not every day you get to see a ball that size and well over 1,000 pounds. The surrounding town has several roadside signs proclaiming it, "Missouri's #1 Daycation Spot." No mention of the string ball in them, though.

[Sam, 09/10/2018]

Possibly those within "Daycation" range are too jaded to visit a giant ball of string -- after all, there's another one in nearby St. Joseph.

Ball of String.

Largest Ball Of String, Not Twine

Weston's famous ball of string finally has a more permanent place for display at the Bowman Restaurant and O'Malley's Irish Pub. Located on the back covered deck of the restaurant, it overlooks a gravel parking lot while securely fastened to a small trailer.

Even if you are in Weston when the restaurant and pub are closed, you can enjoy the ball in its more accessible home.

[Phil Pasquini, 07/15/2010]

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In the region:
Statue of America's Only One-Day President, Plattsburg, MO - 26 mi.

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