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World's Largest Catsup Bottle

800 S. Morrison - PO Box 617, Collinsville, Illinois 62234 USA

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  • Credit Cards not Accepted
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
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“170 ft. tall Catsup bottle!”

The World's Largest Catsup Bottle® stands proudly next to Route 159, just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois. This unique 170 ft. tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant - bottlers of Brooks old original rich & tangy catsup.

In 1995, due to the efforts of the Catsup Bottle Preservation Group, this landmark roadside attraction was saved from demolition and beautifully restored to its original appearance.

Recognized the world over as an excellent example of 20th century roadside Americana, the World's Largest Catsup Bottle regularly garners national attention and attracts visitors and tourists every day.

In August of 2002 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Reviewed by
tc28

  • 20 Reviews
  • 30 Helpful
August 18, 2013

I love ketchup, so this was cool for me. My kids did not even get out of the car, so I guess they did not feel the same.

10 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kathleen Oanes

  • 103 Reviews
  • 62 Helpful
August 13, 2014

Seeing these kinds of things while traveling is what makes road trips fun. It is nothing special. But hey, it's ginormous! So snap a photo with this giant and let your friends "catch-up" with your coolness. Ahaha. Get it? Catchup. Oh dear, why am I not as entertaining as this bottle.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
IceCreamwithSprinkles

  • 9 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
April 10, 2014

It was as big as they say it was! Very quaint in its essence but settled in an odd location, seemingly being used as a water tower? Cute for a quick stop and photo-op, plus the town was cute.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
chantelejacobs

  • 6 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 30, 2014

Big disappointment. Not worth the stop. Cute town though...

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MaryProm

  • 14 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
November 7, 2014

It's a great icon!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,160 Reviews
  • 609 Helpful
September 7, 2014

There's really no place to pull over to get a good photo. So, I recommend, if you're coming from Ariston, pull over to the right when you're up the hill and take a shot of it from there. Overall, just a meh photo-op.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
suzkay

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 24, 2014

If you're right there you might as well drive by, but it's just a water tower.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
hollybin

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 13, 2014

If you are in the area you should stop. Cute town.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tonya.d.edwards

  • 9 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
March 22, 2014

Cute. There's a McDonald's nearby, which makes for some easy jokes.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Sam

  • 23 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 7, 2016

Fun photo op, but not worth a stop unless it's on your way somewhere. There's a gravel area right under it and a gas station close too.

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World's Largest Catsup Bottle

800 S. Morrison - PO Box 617
Collinsville, Illinois
62234 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking

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