The World’s Largest Czech Egg

Signs along the highway told us we were nearing the “World’s Largest Czech Egg,” I didn’t know that was even a thing until we started seeing the signs. But we were willing to stop and see what it was all about.

DSC_0120First of all, Wilson is the Czech capitol of Kansas.

The people wanted to do something to honor their heritage and also to encourage people to stop at their town – so they decided on “the world’s largest Czech egg.” Next challenge, however, was “who would build it?”. That took awhile as they searched for someone who could construct a 20 foot tall egg. They found a company who build fiberglass tanks for oil fields and the owners agreed to help out.

Meanwhile, a high school art teacher designed the egg in a “kraslice” pattern.  And the egg was born or hatched or something.

The egg is 20 feet high and 15 feet wide.

However, once again, we visited a town where we didn’t see anyone. Downtown shops seemed deserted except for random seating on the sidewalks in front of their stores. Hmmm. Puzzling.

Wait – I take that back – we did see other people  – another car of travelers stopped by to see the egg just as we were leaving.

Kind of fun. If you’re going by, stop – the egg is not difficult to find and is located in a small city park.

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