JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine
FK's World's Largest Ball of Twine
Address:8009 S. Oakdale Rd, Lake Nebagamon, WI
Directions: From Superior: Take US 53 south about four miles after it splits with US 2. Turn left on Hwy B. East on Hwy B three miles, then turn right on Hwy P (Ash St.). South almost two miles, then turn left on E. Minnesuing Rd. The first right will be S. Oakdale Rd. The ball is in an open-sided shed, on the southwest corner.
Hours: Visitors welcome, but you have to sign the journal in the Twine Ball mailbox.
The fairest assessment of a giant twine ball's size would be the number of miles of twine in it, but no one really knows how much the biggest balls contain. They also sag as they grow, making girth unreliable as a gauge of largeness. Weight seems to be the best available measure, as it separates the loosely-wound from the honestly dense. If JFK's calculations are correct, his ball is the biggest of all.
Lake Nebagamon, WI
James Frank Kotera (sole ballmaster)
- 23,265 lbs
- 10 ft high, 22 ft wide
BOTTEN'S GREEN ACRES GOLF COURSE
Botten's Green Acres Golf Course of Lake Nebagamon, WI offers the finest public golf course in town. We have more than 25 years of service in welcoming golfers of all ages and in providing a beautiful and well groomed 9-hole par 35 course. Tee times are not required. We offer tournaments, league play, and group and personal lessons. You can take a few practice swings on our driving range, improve your game with lessons from our in-house golf instructor, or join family and friends in our bar and grill.
BRULE RIVER STATE FOREST
The Brule River State Forest contains all 44 miles of the famous Bois Brule River, one of the best known rivers east of the Mississippi. For over one hundred years, it has been known as an exceptional trout stream. The Brule River contains resident brook, brown and rainbow trout. Lake brown and rainbow (steelhead) trout along with Coho and Chinook salmon migrate up the Brule annually from Lake Superior. The river itself has two distinct personalities. The upper river (the southern portion) flows through miles of coniferous bog and is fed by numerous springs. When the river crosses the Copper Range, it begins a fall of 328 feet in the eighteen miles to Lake Superior. Here, flashing cascades tumble over rocks and ledges and between steep river bluffs forested with aspen and balsam fir. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off limits to pets. Visit our website for more details.