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World's Largest Ball of Paint
World's Largest Ball of Paint
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Lat: 40.25875
Lon: -85.70912
Ele: 869 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Indiana Indiana
Lat: 40.25875   |    Lon: -85.70912   |    Ele: 869 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Indiana Indiana

Take a look at this roadside attraction that began as a simple family art project.

When visiting Indiana, one of your stops should be Alexandria. Located Northwest of Indianapolis's capital city, Alexandria is home to the world’s largest ball of paint. This ball of paint started in 1977 when a father, Michael Carmichael, had his son paint a baseball. This little project has evolved into something much bigger than he ever imagined.

This roadside attraction is free, but you are welcome to donate money towards helping this project continue. Another recommendation is to call and make an appointment to see this ball of paint since it is located on the owner’s private property. After that first coat of paint in 1977, that baseball has grown at least tenfold. The owners originally thought they might stop after 1000 coats of paint; however, their curiosity has made them want to see just how far this art project will go. 

Before the ball of paint gained its fame, the owners painted over 10,000 coats of paint on that baseball. Now there are over 25,000 coats of paint, and it weighs over 2 tons. Visitors can come and paint on this ball and even receive a certificate stating they added a layer to this ball of paint. Stop by and add your layer of paint to help the ball of paint grow even bigger.

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