World's Largest Ball of Twine


Though other towns claim theirs is bigger, Cawker City's celebrated ball of sisal rope gets fatter with each year's Twine-a-thon, held the third Saturday of every August, when the public comes out in droves to wrap on several thousand more feet. Donated to the town by a local farmer who began the project in 1953, the twine ball weighed in at two and a half tons by 1957, stood eight feet high, and contained more than a million feet of rope. Much enlarged in the ensuing decades -- it's now nearly nine tons with more than 7 million feet of twine -- it has already outgrown two shelters and is fast filling up the large, specially constructed pavilion it occupies today. So big you can't miss it, the twine ball is located on the south side of Wisconsin Street just west of Lake Drive and is open to the public any time. The Cawker City Community Club arranges special "twine-around" events for especially large groups of visitors.


South side of Wisconsin St just west of Lake Dr
Cawker City, KS 67430


39.50928600, -98.43381700
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(785) 781-4713

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