Greetings from Kokomo, Indiana!
The trees are huge, the fast food is plentiful, and ever-present stop lights complement the vast array of wilderness.
One great attraction in this fabulous city (and I mean great) is the world’s largest steer. The steer is a beast which you wouldn’t want to wrangle! This enormous stuffed steer attracts the likes of many locals, tourists, and vandals. In fact, the tail of “Old Ben” has been torn off multiple times. Nonetheless, the community relocated and reattached the tail and reinforced the surrounding glass to protect their hometown hero. Who wouldn’t want a souvenir to remind themselves of good ol’ Ben? Of course it would have to be shrunk down from the original 16’ 3’’ length, 6’4’’ height, and 4800 lb weight!
Right next door to Ben is the Sycamore Stump. The remaining trunk of this historic tree would be a challenge for any avid tree climber and a pity for any tree hugger due to its 800 years of growth. After one branch fell after a storm, it measured a whopping 8 feet in diameter! Take a vacation to Kokomo to see this not so ordinary tree! You’ll never want to leaf!