Tourist attraction for sale: Half a million dollars for the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

Illinois is home of a number of famous travel and tourism attractions. One is the World's Largest Catsup Bottle. It stands proudly next to Route 159, just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois.

Tourist attraction for sale: Half a million dollars for the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

Illinois is home of a number of famous travel and tourism attractions. One is the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle. It stands proudly next to Route 159, just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois. Unfortunately the 100,000-gallon tower never held ketchup.

This doesn’t prevent the owner Larry Eckert to put “For Sale” signs up, hoping someone would pay him half a million US dollars for the empty 100,000-gallon tower.

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This unique 170 ft.-tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant – bottlers of Brooks old original rich and tangy catsup.

In 1995, due to the efforts of the Catsup Bottle Preservation Group, this landmark roadside attraction was saved from demolition and beautifully restored to its original appearance.

Recognized the world over as an excellent example of 20th century roadside Americana, the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle regularly garners national attention and attracts visitors and tourists every day.

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