Old Ben – World’s Largest Steer

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Old Ben
Old Ben in Highland Park
Old Ben, World War II postcard
Old Ben
Mike Murphy and Old Ben
Old BenOld Ben in Highland ParkOld Ben, World War II postcardOld BenMike Murphy and Old Ben
1402 West Defenbaugh Street, Kokomo, IN, USA

The world’s largest steer, Old Ben weighed 125 pounds at birth in 1902 and between 4,585-4,720 pounds at his death in 1910. He stood 6.5 feet tall and 16.25 feet long from nose to the tip of his tail.

Many circus owners and sideshow representatives tried to buy him, but his owners turned down all offers, preferring to show him themselves in a private tent at fairs all over Indiana and even at the State Fair for several years. Ripley featured him in his “Believe It Or Not” in 1968, and he is now housed in a pavilion in Highland Park, for all to see.

Read Old Ben’s complete history here.

Old Ben is located in the same pavilion as the Giant Sycamore Stump.  Click here to learn more about the Sycamore Stump.

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