Founded in 1975, the building houses historical records including family history, county births, deaths, marriages, war records, census records and cemetery records. Open Thursday through Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Built in 1872, the two-story Victorian brick building featured a livery stable on the first floor and an Opera house. Harlan Hall now serves as a community center with the second floor dedicated as the National Road Welcome Center.
Gaslight Art Colony is dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation, and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops. The gallery features individual artists monthly with showings of the artist’s work on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 6 – 9 p.m.
More than 150 artists from across the United States as well as Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, England and Australia descended upon Marshall leaving behind 16 historic murals and a custom glass piece. Known as the “Walldogs,” the loose affiliation of sign painters, graphic artists and other talented individuals reunite annually to entertain and transform a community with their special brand of artistic interpretation, entertainment, and friendship.
In an area once known as Calvert Hallow, this bridge was built by Army engineers over a century ago as part of the National Road. Each stone was shaped by hand and no mortar or concrete was used. The stones were clamped together with keys to prevent slipping.
Guided tours for white tail deer, quail, pheasant and chucker (in season) are available or hunt or fish on your own. Cabins sleep 4 – 6 people and the banquet hall can accommodate up to 160. The facility is open year round; reservations are required.
This horseshoe is 1,144.2 lbs. of solid cast iron. It measures 5’1 1/4″ high by 5′ 8″ wide by 4′ 5/8″ thick. It was featured in a Fruit of the Loom “Lucky Looms” online advertising campaign. It held the Guinness Book of World Records title from June 21, 2013 until September 8, 2015.
Representative of the brick construction of one-room schools in the 1880s, this restored building is typical of the era and the education available at that time. It is located on a spur of the National Road. Open limited Days and Appointment Only.
This 60-foot long wood and steel pitchfork weighs 1,940 pounds. It is located outside of Richards Farm Restaurant, where it is beautifully landscaped and positioned at an angle, so as to create a unique photo opportunity from several sides.
The World’s Largest Golf Tee was constructed out of various widths of yellow pine wood, 60 gallons of glue and 120 lb of screws. The 6659 lb project took six months to complete. Future plans for the Golf Tee are to add an 18 foot diameter golf ball to the top of the Golf Tee and allow golfers to tee off from the inside.
‘Strategically placed’ at the Casey Country Club, this wooden golf tee measures more than 30 feet from the ground to the top, with a head diameter of 6.26 feet and a shaft diameter of 2.1 feet. Constructed of yellow pine boards, it is held together by 60 gallons of glue and 120 pounds of screws. The total structure weighs 6,659 pounds.
In 2010, the IASA selected Casey as the permanent home for its Hall of Fame. The museum became a part of the current Casey Softball Hall of Honor. It is home to years of local, state, and Casey-Westfield Lady Warrior’s softball and baseball memorabilia. Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Standing 56′ 6″ tall, and 38′ from rocker end to end, is a 46,200 pound rocking chair made from Western Red Cedar, with 20″ and 7″ pipes forming a steel skeleton on the wood base. It is located directly across the street from the World’s Largest Wind Chime.
The beautifully landscaped steel wind chime, in downtown Casey, IL., measures 55 feet in height. The four steel pipe chimes vary in length, each creating its own unique sound. Visitors are welcome to chime the chimes, except on days of inclement weather.
Eighteen-Ninety Sleepover is a locally owned boutique hotel located in downtown Casey, Illinois.
While the spacious rooms show many characteristics of the 1890s, they are also equipped with several modern amenities.
The Yarn Studio showcases these big crafting tools made of solid white pine. The knitting needles weigh 50 pounds together and are more than 13 feet high. The crochet hook weights 9 pounds and is 6 feet, 1 1/2 inches tall.
In the 2017 Guinness Book, the World’s Largest Wooden Clogs have been added. They began as a chain saw carving by artist Jim Bolin, and evolved into this pair of shiny, wooden shoes after several people helped finish them. They are on display at Casey’s Candy Depot in Casey, IL.