Bigger Is Better

If you’re looking for a big vacation to see something big, here are a few ideas.

World’s Largest Beer — Drive past Heileman’s Brewery in La Crosse to see the world’s largest beer, part of the world’s largest six-pack. Could this be anywhere else but Wisconsin? While in the state, visit the world’s largest talking cow (Neillsville), world’s largest penny (Woodruff) and the largest “M” (Platteville).

Largest Lobster — New Brunswick, Canada. Citizens lay claim to the title of “Lobster Capital of the World” with their 35 ft statue of a lobster. The largest lobster recorded was caught in Nova Scotia, weighing 44 lbs.

Largest Velvet Elvis — The Tattoo Factory, Chicago. The largest velvet Elvis stands at 12 ft by 12 ft. and is pictured with a tear in his eye, possibly from the thought of having been immortalized on velvet.

Biggest High School — Manila, Philippines. Think you have a large graduating class? So do the nearly 25,000 students at Rizal High School in Manila, Philippines.

Largest Home — Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C. The world’s largest private home is open for tours and special events year-round. The Biltmore Estate is George W. Vanderbilt’s palatial home built in the 1890s.

Tallest Roller Coaster — Jackson, N.J. The Six Flags Great Adventure is the home of Kingda Ka, a steel roller-coaster standing a frightening 456 feet tall. It opened in 2005, beating the second-highest at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.