World’s Largest Ketchup Bottle
Whether you say “ketchup” or “catsup,” the home of the world’s largest bottle of the stuff is Collinsville, Illinois. Built in 1949, the bottle (actually, a water tower) is located at a now closed Brooks Foods plant. Don’t worry if you happen to get lost; it’s pretty hard to miss. It stands 70 feet tall on top of a 100-foot base. For more travel inspiration, check out the best family travel destinations in each state.
From their rare, beautiful mineral formations underground to the picturesque LaJolla Natural Park above ground, these caverns near Stanton, Missouri, will make you fall in love with nature. They gained popularity thanks to Lester Dill, who opened the caves as a tourist attraction in 1935. He invested in the most effective advertising of that time to draw in visitors: having his logo painted onto barns across the country and paying kids to put Meramec Cavern bumper stickers on every car in the parking lot.