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Catch Up on These 8 Fascinating Facts about the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville!

Catch Up on These 8 Fascinating Facts about the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville!

If you travel south on 159 through Collinsville, you are bound to notice the massive catsup bottle tower looming just south of downtown Collinsville. You’re looking at the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, a unique structure that has been turning heads and garnering the attention of travelers nationwide since 1949! It’s definitely an interesting landmark that’s hard to miss, and we’re lucky to have it here in Madison County!

See how much you really know about the famous Catsup Bottle – check out our 8 fun facts below!

8 Fun Facts you Didn’t Know About Robert Wadlow, The Tallest Man in History

If you’ve lived in Madison County or the surrounding area, you’ve probably heard about local legend Robert Pershing Wadlow, the tallest man ever recorded in history. You may also know that there’s a life-size statue of the Gentle Giant in downtown Alton. But do you know just how tall he was before his death or what his favorite hobbies were? Do you know the name of his alma mater and what his shoe size was (we’ll give you a hint – it wasn’t 12!)?

Check out these 8 interesting facts about the tallest man ever – we bet you don’t know all of them!

Explore Your Own Oasis at the Gardens at SIUE

Here in Madison County, we strive to make nature a big part of our community. Our hiking and biking trails are top-rated, and the majority of our festivals are outside in our beautiful parks and fairgrounds. There is one place in particular that we really take pride in: the Gardens at SIUE.