Initial Visit: June 1st, 2014
Description: Ask your friend’s what America’s favorite condiment is…and guess what they’ll say.
There is a good chance that they will say catsup… or ketchup… or cheese… or horseradish. All good answers except for horseradish. So it’s only fitting that we have a rather large (world’s largest, one would say) catsup/ketchup bottle in America.
While visiting a friend in Edwardsville, another friend and I decided to make a trip to Dizzy Dugout and while kind of driving around town, we saw this giant Catsup bottle in the air. So of course, we had to stop and check it out.
The catsup bottle is kind of in a weird location. It’s randomly off to the side of the road, around a bend. It’s next to what seems to be an abandoned warehouse of sorts. Not really sure. But there is a decent amount of room to park, get out, take some photos and all that. At the base, there is a cake sculpture thing. Not sure how to describe it besides it looking like a cake with graphics on it. It can be seen in the photo album below.
Technically called Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower, it is a water tower painted to look like a catsup bottle. Wonder how the local residents would feel if their faucets spewed out catsup one day instead of water. Overall, a nice little 10 minute stop if you are in Collinsville, IL.
Now for some random info, the difference in Catsup and Ketchup: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Catsup_vs_Ketchup
800 S Morrison Ave
Collinsville, IL 62234