Find Big Fun at Oversized Attractions

Find Big Fun at Oversized Attractions

The Salem Coffee Pot

North Carolina’s natural resources are described with many superlatives, such as “the highest peak in the East,” “the highest waterfall in the East,” and “the largest gorge in the East.” Our collection of roadside Americana also makes a really big statement about our state’s aspirations. If you’re driving in North Carolina, take a turn or two off the beaten path and see attractions ranging from the world’s largest frying pan to the world’s largest Duncan Phyfe chair.

World’s Largest Frying Pan
Rose Hill
This town loves for folks to come see the “world’s largest frying pan.” The Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club use the pan for fundraising events. It was built in the 1960s to recognize the importance of our poultry industry. The 15-foot pan, located on Town Square at Highway 117 in Rose Hill, holds 200 gallons of cooking oil and can fry up 365 chickens at once.

World’s Largest Chair
North Carolina is furniture country, and we have oversized furnishings to prove it. You can gaze up in amazement at the largest Duncan Phyfe chair in the world at 6 West Main St. in Thomasville. Although much of our furniture is made of wood, this giant piece is made from steel and concrete.

World’s Largest Chest of Drawers and Highboy
High Point
Head right down the road to High Point, the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World,” and check out not one, but two, giant chests of drawers. The Chamber of Commerce built the original curiosity in the 1920s. The 20-foot building-with-knobs served as the “bureau of information.” Renovated in 1996, the building was converted into a 38-foot Goddard-Townsend block-front chest. Two giant socks peek from a drawer, symbolizing the city’s hosiery heritage.

Not to be outdone, Furnitureland South erected a massive highboy dresser right off Interstate-85. The World’s Largest Chest of Drawers is two blocks east of Main Street, 508 North Hamilton St. at the intersection with Westwood, and the World’s Largest Highboy is at exit 118 off I-85, west on Business Loop 85.

Big Coffee Pot
If you like massive quantities of caffeine, you’ll love this 12-foot coffee pot in the restored Moravian Village of Old Salem. The pot was originally erected in 1860 as an advertisement for a silversmith.

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