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Just Have to See

We were traveling through the area and my wife had never seen the biggest ball of twine before, so... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Central Florida, Florida
We finally did it !

We started traveling the US in our RV in 2012 and have been to all 49 States seeing and exploring... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Moreno Valley, California
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Wisconsin Street, 1/2 block west of Lake Dr, Cawker City, KS 67430
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

This ball of twine stands as one of the longest standing testimonies of community unity and contribution I have ever seen! What a history!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

A unique place for a quick stop to get out and stretch your legs. If you're driving through the area, stop and take a few photos and maybe add some of your own twine to the ball!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wx4rmk
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were traveling through the area and my wife had never seen the biggest ball of twine before, so we had to stop. For American Dad fans, the night before we saw the episode where Stan's in-laws were traveling the US seeing the biggest of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fyrfyter12
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Always a big joke but so fun to see! It was interesting to read the history of how it got started too. We were there all by ourselves so plenty of time to take pictures. We didn't bring any twine but if you do be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed October 14, 2018

You always hear about things like this and I saw this on a list of things to do so we decided what the heck do we have to lose. It was fun to see how this ball of twine evolved over time. If you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank erodrig26
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Located right on the highway (which goes through town) and sheltered from the elements, this truly is the largest ball of twine we've ever seen. Now that we've seen it we can check it off the list.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 757CCC
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Located in Kansas along U.S. Highway 24 its's a monstrous flat bottomed ball with a roof over the top! It is over 15,000 miles of sisal twine, and I understand that number is growing!. Very much worth the stop to enjoy and stretch your legs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom S
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We have been traveling extensively for the past year and set out to see the country via our RV. Seeing the worlds biggest ball of twine is significant. It depicts our road trip life and is something I've always wanted to see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harley B
Reviewed September 7, 2018

If you're big into "The American Road Trip," this is a definite on your checklist. It is every bit as kitschy and weird as you're hoping it will be. There isn't much to do nearby, but it is located in a quaint little town that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Scragglepuss
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We started traveling the US in our RV in 2012 and have been to all 49 States seeing and exploring everything. Our friends always say “ I bet you even have seen the “Worlds Largest Ball of String” and we have had to tell them...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 9, 2018|
Response from KansasDavid | Reviewed this property |
70 miles or so. it really all going to depends which way you go. really no quick and easy way to get there direct. But it will be a pretty drive if you go north from Wilson,KS. also along that route is the town of Lucas... More