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World’s Largest Watering Can, Utica, New York

Serendipity gets all the credit for our latest BIG find. While at the Utica Zoo in Utica, NY this past weekend, we passed a really large watering can on display. I almost walked on without a second look, because I hadn’t read seen anything about it in my research for this trip. Usually these things pop up on the radar while I’m reading about a destination.

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World’s largest watering can, Utica, NY

Looking at the sign, I was surprised and delighted to discover that this 15.5 foot tall, galvanized steel structure is indeed the world’s largest watering can. It was made for the zoo in 2000, and weights 2,000 lbs.



In the warmer months, water sprays out of the spout. Even though we were there in late March, it’s still cold and icy.

The Utica Zoo, by the way, is a great little zoo with 200 residents, and it’s open year round. It never fails to thrill me and the kids to see lions, zebras, monkeys, camels, and sea lions in the middle of a city.

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Utica Zoo / World’s Largest Watering Can
1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501