Ohio is home to natural beauty, rolling hills, relaxation, and the world’s largest cuckoo clock! Yes, you heard that right; the world’s largest cuckoo clock is right here in Ohio. This clock is one of the state’s most exciting and photo-worthy attractions. In this blog, we’ll cover how to get there, how this attraction came to be, and what to expect when you get there. This colossal clock is only one of the many reasons to explore Ohio. Be sure to take a look at our Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll find all the top activities to experience, from where to stop for local shopping to incredible dining; we have everything right in one place. Let’s explore the world’s largest cuckoo clock!
World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock
How the Clock Came to Be
In 1963, clockmaker Karl Schleutermann was commissioned by a local restaurant to construct the world’s largest cuckoo clock. The clock took 12 years to build and cost the restaurant $50,000. In 1975, the clock was finished and was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1978. In the years following, the clock was exposed to outdoor weather conditions and eventually fell into disrepair. However, the clock was saved and returned to working condition in 2007. The clock was ultimately donated to the Village of Sugarcreek and moved to its current location in 2012.
How do I get to the clock?
The clock is located on the corner of West Main Street and North Broadway Street in the center of Sugarcreek. The location in Sugarcreek offers access to local attractions, and many of the sights in the village are within walking distance of the clock. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a museum or some wine and cheese, Sugarcreek has something for everyone!
What to Expect at the Clock
You’ll see why this attraction is unique when you arrive at the clock. The clock stands over 23 feet tall and 24 feet wide! The clock is so big that you could live in it! Every 30 minutes, a cuckoo bird pops out of the larger-than-life clock, and Swiss polka music plays. The bird and the band are very detailed and add to the experience! Get to the clock at the top of the hour or halfway through; you won’t be disappointed! Remember to take some photos while you’re there!
After visiting the clock, stay at the White Oak Inn and experience the beauty of Ohio!
Our inn is the perfect place to take a step back and enjoy the simple things in life. Take a look at more things to do while you’re here. We feature accommodations in the main house, guest house, and log cabins. Each of these lodging options has its unique appeal and charm. Take a look at our packages to make your stay even more special! Whether you’re looking for a cozy room to recharge in or a log cabin to enjoy a private escape, we have something for you! We can’t wait to welcome you to Ohio!