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The World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock

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.

The World's Largest Cuckoo Clock in Sugarcreek, Ohio is a road trip stop when driving through Amish Country.


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.

The World's Largest Cuckoo Clock.

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 World's Largest Cuckoo Clock in Amish Country Ohio.

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!

The World's Largest Cuckoo Clock in Amish Country.

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?

  The World's Largest Cuckoo Clock in Sugarcreek Ohio


Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

wonderful post! I love the clock... now I want to go see this in person! Thanks for sharing!


Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

That is awesome!

Mary {The World Is A Book}

Monday 20th of May 2013

I would absolutely love to visit this! What a great roadside attraction! How cool to see all those colors and see that in action one of these days. I never would have expected to find Little Switzerland in Ohio or this cuckoo clock record. I learn something new every time from you about Ohio.


Sunday 19th of May 2013

Very nice!! So glad the community can still enjoy it.

Toni @ A Daily Dose of Toni

Saturday 18th of May 2013!!!!! Protection Status
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