If you ever find yourself traveling on Old Highway 41 north of Vincennes, Indiana, be sure to swing into The Big Peach. It’s a family owned seasonal farm market. If you go, they’re open May through October and sell all sorts of goodies like fresh produce, fudge, baked goods and gift items. In the fall, I’m told their pumpkin butter is divine.
However, the big attraction here is the twenty foot tall peach and miniature Washington Monument out front. I read somewhere that they were built as a tribute to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 World’s Fair. These pieces of modern art were much larger, painted white and central images of the fair that year. See the image below, borrowed from Architecture.com.
The Indiana versions are colorful and delightful representations of roadside life in America. It’s a fun place to stop and stretch your legs if you’re in the area.
Vincennes is a great small town with lots to do. My favorite attraction is a museum dedicated to comedian Red Skelton and the George Rogers Clark Memorial where I watched the sun rise.