Whitling Whimsy Cafe Pressed Pennies – Casey, Illinois

By | August 7, 2019

The Whitling Whimsy Cafe in Casey, Illinois is home to a machine that makes 4 pressed penny designs commemorating 4 of the World’s Largest items that can be found throughout the city.  Keep reading to learn more about these unique elongated pennies.

The Whitling Whimsy Cafe in Casey, Illinois is home to a machine that makes 4 pressed penny designs commemorating 4 of the World's Largest items that can be found throughout the city.  Click to learn more about these unique elongated pennies.

Casey, Illinois is home to 8 unique items that are certified the worlds largest by the Guinness. These items include a wind chime, golf tee, knitting needles, crochet hook, mail box, rocking chair, pitchfork, and wooden shoes.  In addition, the small town is home to numerous other big things that make great photo opps.

Casey Illinois is home to eight of the world's largest items. It is a great place to stop and take some pictures.

We were heading to St Louis for a wedding when I spotted a sign off the highway touting the World’s Largest Wind Chime as a tourist attraction.  Given my love of all roadside oddities, I convinced my husband it was a good time to take a break from the long drive.  We exited the highway and made our way to Casey, Illinois.  We ended up spending 2 hours there, wandering the town and taking pictures.

The giant bird cage in Casey, Illinois makes a great photo opp!

Want to plan a visit to Casey, Illinois to visit their collection of World’s largest Items? Check out the Big Things Small Town website.

Whitling Whimsy Cafe Pressed Penny Designs

The Whitling Whimsy Cafe in Casey, Illinois is home to a machine that makes 4 pressed penny designs commemorating 4 of the World's Largest items that can be found throughout the city.  Click to learn more about these unique elongated pennies.

  • World’s Largest Mail Box
  • World’s Largest Wind Chimes
  • World’s Largest Wooden Shoes
  • World’s Largest Rocking Chair

While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of the roadside attraction pressed pennies in our collection

World’s Largest Mail Box Elongated Penny

This smashed penny depicts the world's largest mailbox. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a vertical design. The text surrounding the images reads World's Largest Mailbox.

This smashed penny depicts the world’s largest mail box. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a vertical design. The text surrounding the image reads “World’s Largest Mail Box”.

The world's largest mail box is in Casey, Illinois.

This cool photo opp is actually a working mailbox.  You can climb the stairs and deposit your mail.  Any time someone mails something, the red flag on the side raises.  We mailed ourselves a post card from the World’s Largest Mailbox just so we could have something with the cool postmark.

World’s Largest Wind Chime Elongated Penny

This smashed penny depicts the world's largest wind chime. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a vertical design. The text surrounding the image reads World's Largest Wind Chime.

This smashed penny depicts the world’s largest wind chime. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a vertical design. The text surrounding the image reads “World’s Largest Wind Chime”.

The world's largest wind chime is in Casey, Illinois.

The ginormous wind chime was the first thing we saw when we entered Casey.  You can stand at the base and pull the rope to make the chimes sound.  It was quite impressive!

World’s Largest Wooden Shoes Elongated Penny

This smashed penny depicts the world's largest wooden shoes. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a horizontal design. The text surrounding the image reads World's Largest Wooden Shoes.

This smashed penny depicts the world’s largest wooden shoes. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a horizontal design. The text surrounding the image reads “World’s Largest Wooden Shoes”.

The world's largest wooden shoes are in Casey, Illinois.

The World’s Largest wooden shoes are located inside of Casey’s Candy Depot.  They are so large that 15 people can stand inside!  People throw coins into the shoes for good luck.  The coins are then donated to help the local food pantry.

World’s Largest Rocking Chair Elongated Penny

This smashed penny depicts the world's largest rocking chair. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a vertical design. The text surrounding the image reads World's Largest Rocking Chair.

This smashed penny depicts the world’s largest rocking chair. The pressed penny has a dotted border and a vertical design. The text surrounding the image reads “World’s Largest Rocking Chair”.

The world's largest rocking chair can be found in Casey, Illinois.

The World’s largest rocking chair stands a stunning 56 feet tall and actually rocks.  It took 2 years to complete.

Casey, Illinois Pressed Penny Machine Location

The pressed penny machine in Casey, Illinois is located in the Whitling Whimsy Cafe.  In addition to great food, the cafe has tourist information including a map for all the town’s “world’s largest” attractions.

Hours for The Whitling Whimsy Cafe are 7 a.m – 7 p.m.  They are closed on Sundays.

Address:  107 E. Main St, Casey, IL 62420

Phone Number:  (217) 609-0017

Website:  Whitling Whimsy Cafe

Where machine is located: The smashed penny machine is located just inside the door to the right.

Need Elongated Coin Holders or Pocket Pages for your collection?

These pressed penny flips will protect your coins and make them easy to store in pocket pages in a 3-ring binder.  I have purchased from this Etsy seller before.  He includes 2 free smashed pennies with your elongated coin holders and ships fast!

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The Whitling Whimsy Cafe in Casey, Illinois is home to a machine that makes 4 pressed penny designs commemorating 4 of the World's Largest items that can be found throughout the city.  Click to learn more about these unique elongated pennies.

While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of the Illinois pressed pennies in our collection.

If you have any updates on this Casey, Illinois smashed penny machine location or the pressed penny designs, leave a comment below so we can update this post.

Until next time, keep on squishin!




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