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Riverside, California: World's Largest Paper Cup

A huge cup promoted the Sweetheart brand paper cup, which was manufactured in the adjacent factory from 1958 to 1997.

800 Iowa Ave., Riverside, CA
I-215 Exit 36, head east on Center St. turn right on Iowa Ave.
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World's Largest Paper Cup

Before it was a Sweetheart cup, it was a Lilly Tulip cup, as it is in front of a former Lilly Tulip factory later taken over by Sweetheart. It was placed here so as to be one of the first Riverside sights visible from arriving Westbound trains.

[BJW, 06/19/2018]

World's Largest Paper Cup.

World's Largest Paper Cup

The fence is still very much there, but it's easy to pull over and have fun with your camera.

[JonnyMarbles, 05/03/2017]

Giant cup.

World's Largest Paper Cup

One of the little hidden quirks of Riverside, no one seems to know about this place.

[Alexis Roman, 01/19/2017]

Big cup.

World's Largest Paper Cup

The road construction near the Cup is now complete. The Cup still has a fence around it, but now you can pull up pretty close.

[khartz90, 04/19/2015]

Big cup.

World's Largest Paper Cup

Cup no longer has a stripe of any kind. Not exactly recognizable as a cop right now. Somewhat disappointing. Perhaps they are repainting it to go along with the construction that is nearby. May be worth a stop in the future. But not now.

[Larry Deckel, 09/08/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

President Taft's Chair, Nixon's VowsPresident Taft's Chair, Nixon's Vows, Riverside, CA - 3 mi.
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In the region:
Former Chili Bowl Restaurant, Huntington Park, CA - 51 mi.

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