Casey, Illinois: Giant Pencil

An impressive 32.5 feet long, the real wooden pencil is one of several "World's Largest" creations that line the streets of downtown Casey. (Psst...it's not really the largest)
Address:
W. Main St., Casey, IL
Directions:
On the north side of W. Main St., just west of its intersection with Hwy 49/N. Central Ave.
Admission:
Free
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Warning sign and safety collar on the pencil point.

Not the World's Largest Pencil

At 32.5 feet long, it is really big... but not the world's biggest. The sharp tip is sealed within a plexiglass cone affixed with one of the many "No" and "Do Not" signs that can be seen on sculptures all over town.

[Mike Gassmann, 06/06/2019]
World's Largest Pencil

This is not the world's largest pencil. It is 32.5 feet long. There is a pencil in Malaysia that is 65 feet long, and a pencil at the City Museum in St. Louis that is 76 feet long.

[Jim Rees, 07/25/2018]

In fairness to the town of Casey, it doesn't claim that the pencil is the World's Largest. It's been given that title by people who've seen it -- and haven't seen the pencil in St. Louis.

World's Largest Pencil.

World's Largest Pencil

Just across from the World's Largest Mailbox sits the World's Largest Pencil, in the cutest town ever.

[Mallory Billings, 12/02/2016]

They sheathed the pencil point in a plastic tube to head off America's next photo op tragedy.

Largest pencil.

World's Largest Pencil

The "World's Largest Pencil" is just a couple of blocks away from the "World's Largest Wind Chimes" and the intended site of the "World's Largest Rocking Chair." The installation of the "World's Largest Mailbox" is evident across the street.

[Natalie Douglas, 08/23/2015]

The town of Casey is working hard to corner the market on World's Largest attractions.

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Stiffy Green the Bulldog, Terre Haute, IN - 34 mi.

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