Amish Country in Northeast Ohio isn’t only the home to the world’s largest Amish population, it’s also home of the world’s largest cuckoo clock.
Constructed in 1972 and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, the massive clock measures just over 23 feet and nearly 25 feet wide. It’s huge, but I guess you’d expect that since it is the world’s largest.
I first saw the cuckoo clock at the Alpine Alpa Restaurant in Walnut Creek when I was a child. When the restaurant and clock changed hands and closed, the clock was auctioned and purchased by a local businessman with plans to salvage this important icon and restore it to working order for the community to enjoy.
The clock now resides prominently in Sugar Creek, the “Little Switzerland of Ohio” and through restoration efforts, the once defunct clock is slowly coming back to life.
I’ve heard that during the summer months, the water flows and the clock hands and characters have started to move. Sounds like a great excuse for me to stop back during warmer weather to check out this fun roadside attraction!
Do you want to visit the World’s Largest Cuckoo clock? You can’t miss it if you take a drive down Main St. in Sugar Creek, Ohio.
What interesting roadside attractions have you seen lately?