Casey Illinois Attractions: Big Things in a Small Town

Casey Illinois Attractions: Big Things in a Small Town

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    Illinois
    State of Illinois
    Nickname(s):

    Land of Lincoln, Prairie State, The Inland Empire State
    Motto(s):

    State Sovereignty, National Union
    Anthem:Illinois

    Map of the United States with Illinois highlighted

    Map of the United States with Illinois highlighted
    Country United States
    Before statehood Illinois Territory
    Admitted to the Union December 3, 1818 (21st)
    Capital Springfield
    Largest city Chicago
    Largest metro and urban areas Chicagoland
    Government

    Governor J. B. Pritzker (D)
    Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton (D)
    Legislature Illinois General Assembly
    Upper house Senate
    Lower house House of Representatives
    Judiciary Supreme Court of Illinois
    U.S. senators Dick Durbin (D)
    Tammy Duckworth (D)
    U.S. House delegation 13 Democrats
    5 Republicans (list)
    Area

    •Total 57,915sqmi (149,997km2)
    •Land 55,593sqmi (143,969km2)
    •Water 2,320sqmi (5,981km2) 3.99%
    •Rank 25th
    Dimensions

    •Length 390mi (628km)
    •Width 210mi (338km)
    Elevation

    600ft (180m)
    Highestelevation

    1,235ft (376.4m)
    Lowestelevation

    (Confluence of Mississippi River and Ohio River[2][3])
    280ft (85m)
    Population

    (2020)
    •Total 12,812,508[4]
    •Rank 6th
    •Density 232/sqmi (89.4/km2)
    •Rank 12th
    Median household income

    $65,030[5]
    •Income rank

    17th
    Demonym(s) Illinoisan
    Language

    Official language English[6]
    Spoken language English (80.8%)
    Spanish (14.9%)
    Other (5.1%)
    Time zone UTC−06:00 (Central)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
    USPS abbreviation
    IL
    ISO 3166 code US-IL
    Traditional abbreviation Ill.
    Latitude 36° 58′ N to 42° 30′ N
    Longitude 87° 30′ W to 91° 31′ W
    Website www.illinois.gov

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    If you’re the type of person who always pulls over for roadside attractions you can’t miss this. Casey, Illinois is home to twelve official world’s largest things, houses a myriad of other oversized roadside attractions, and takes their slogan of “Big Things in a Small Town” seriously. You can’t miss these Casey Illinois attractions on your next Illinois road trip.

    Which world's largest thing is your favorite?

    Learn more about the roadside attractions in Casey Illinois here: https://sillyamerica.com/blog/casey-illinois-attractions-big-things-in-a-small-town/

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    00:00 Welcome to Casey, Illinois
    02:04 The World's Largest Wind Chime
    02:45 The World's Largest Golf Tee
    03:04 The World's Largest Pitchfork
    03:24 The World's Largest Rocking Chair
    03:52 The World's Largest Wooden Shoes
    04:07 The World's Largest Mailbox
    04:30 The World's Largest Gavel
    04:46 The World's Largest Truck Key
    05:06 The World's Largest Barbershop Pole
    05:30 The World's Largest Teeter Totter
    05:46 The World's Largest Golf Club
    06:08 The World's Largest Swizzle Spoon
    06:26 Other Big Things in Casey, Illinois

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    Music: Hunting for Sunsets/This Small Town/courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

    4 thoughts on “Casey Illinois Attractions: Big Things in a Small Town

    1. What a fun video. We live about 10 miles from Casey. You would think we would make a video about those big things. lol Those attractions have definitely helped there economy. Its fun to go down and see what states are represented in the parking area. Thanks for sharing this. New friends here. KTKamping Kent and Tami

    2. loved this video! may want to rethink that shrill sound that happens every time the town label came up. that was a little painful. hahaha

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