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The Hidden Gem of Sac City: The World's Largest Popcorn Ball
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The Hidden Gem of Sac City: The World's Largest Popcorn Ball

I've seen some weird things in my time, all 24 years of my time, but this one takes the cake. From the Largest Frying Pan to Captain Kirk's birthplace (yes that's right, Iowa has marked the FUTURE birthplace of Star Trek's fictional and legendary Enterprise Captain, James T. Kirk), Iowa gets weird. Located in Sac City, Iowa, directly across the street from Casey's General Store on the main drag, the weirdest of all, in my opinion, is encased in its very own building with large, tall windows – the World's Largest Popcorn Ball.

I first heard of the popcorn ball from a friend who has lived in Sac City for roughly two years, and I just had to see it with my own eyes. 


Created June 18th, 2016, the ball is believed to weigh 9,370 lbs and measures 12 feet in diameter. It took 240 volunteers and nearly 13 hours to construct. The popcorn ball is made up of 900 lbs of popcorn, more than 2,500 lbs of sugar, and 1,400 lbs of syrup.  

The World's Largest Popcorn Ball sits alongside and is apart of The Colonel Museum. The museum includes displays of historical items and buildings and is open Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. The Popcorn Ball, however, is open and on display 24/7 as it sits outside. Next to the ball is a little "alter" where you can check in by writing your name and where you came from. Looking through it, I could see that people come from all over just to see this! How cool!

Whether you have an unconditional love for popcorn or want to travel back in time, this place is for you! See you there! 

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