Newport, Kentucky: World Peace Bell

The one-time World's Largest Free-Swinging Bell hangs in a transparent tower. Even though World Peace remains elusive, the bell swings and rings every day at 11:55 AM.
Address:
425 York St, Newport, KY
Directions:
Downtown, on the corner of York and W. 4th Sts. The bell hangs in a standalone see-through bell tower.
Admission:
Free
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9/11 Memorial.

World Peace Bell

The World Peace Bell plaza also includes two miniature World Trade Center towers and a memorial to firefighters.

[signmanjoe, 06/27/2014]

World Peace Bell

World Peace Bell

From 2000 until 2006 this was the largest free-swinging bell in the world. It weighs nearly 37 tons and is 12 feet wide. It was originally supposed to hang in a tower as tall as the Empire State Building, but those plans were scaled back significantly. The bell is swung and rung every day at 11:55 AM, and is rung in place by a striker every hour. It can be heard 25 miles away.

[Patrick, 08/10/2013]

June 2014: Photo added.

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