World’s Largest Covered Wagon to be Repaired

World’s Largest Covered Wagon to be Repaired

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Lincoln’s┬árecord-holding covered wagon will undergo repairs after being damaged by strong winds last week.

The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized the 40-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, 10,000-pound wagon as the world’s largest.

It was hand-built of Illinois oak and steel in 2001 by Pawnee resident David Bentley, and bought in 2007 by the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.

It sits near a hotel in the town of Lincoln and has become quite the tourist attraction, with its 12-foot fiberglass Abraham Lincoln sitting on the wagon seat.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that ( ) the wagon was nearly toppled by winds estimated at about 50 miles per hour on Jan. 26. One wheel was destroyed and another broken.

Tourism officials hope the repairs can be made quickly.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Mortdecai,’ ‘American Ultra’ among the year’s biggest box office flops


The list of this year's most disappointing box office performers is out.

in Music

Unsolved: 6 rockers and rappers whose deaths remain a mystery


These six unsolved deaths bring the ugly underbelly of the music industry to the surface. We pair each artist with their swan song hit.

in Entertainment

WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.