The Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department will open the pavilion at Highland Park so residents can get a photo with Old Ben, the world’s largest steer, on Black Friday. Access to The World’s Largest Sycamore Stump will be available as well.
Old Ben and the Sycamore Stump will be open to the public from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. The Kokomo Y’s Men will man the pavilion but you need to bring your own camera for a photo.
Old Ben and Sycamore Stump facts:
- Old Ben was born in 1902 and was 135 pounds at birth. At the time of his death he weighed 2.5 tons and was longer than 16 feet. He has called Highland Park his home since 1919 after his donation to the City of Kokomo by the Murphy Brothers of Miami, IN.
- The World’s Largest Sycamore Stump is 57 feet in circumference and 217 inches in diameter. It was originally located along the Wildcat Creek, west of the city, before being move to the park.