Bigger is Better Trail
High Point is nothing short of unique. Since it is the "Home Furnishings Capital of the World"TM, who wouldn't believe it is home to the World's Largest Chest of Drawers. Standing 36 feet tall, the chest was built in 1925 to draw attention to the city's burgeoning furniture manufacturing industry, and has since been restored as an 18th century dresser. The third drawer opens slightly and dangling are two pairs of gigantic 6 foot long socks, symbolizing the city's hosiery industry. You and I can only reach as high as the top of the chest's legs. It's definitely a great photo opportunity for sure.
Thomasville, just a short distance south of High Point, has The Big Chair, a reproduction of the Duncan Phyfe armchair which stands overlooking the Square downtown. The chair stands 30 feet high from the bottom of the 12-foot base to the top of the 18-foot chair, with the seat 10 1/2 feet wide. The Big Chair gained national attention in 1960 when vice-presidential hopeful Lyndon B. Johnson stopped to greet local supporters from atop the chair while on a campaign whistle stop.
High Point has more than 50 furniture stores and outlets throughout the city, but the largest furniture store in the nation is Furnitureland South, in nearby Jamestown. FLS offers furniture from more than 100 manufacturers in a facility that is the size of 19 football fields. In 1999, Furnitureland South increased its showroom space by opening the Mart building, adorned by the World's largest 18th century highboy sits 85-foot tall is identifiable by passengers flying overhead.
A great spot for lunch in Jamestown is Full Moon Oyster Bar, offering a hefty seafood menu. If you're not a fan of seafood they have plenty of other options including a tasty Blackened Chicken Club or an Angus Ribeye Sandwich. The burgers all the way are a big hit too! A pairing of all you can eat crab legs and a pitcher of cold beer make a perfect lunch!
Replacements, Ltd., located in Greensboro, has the world's largest selection of old & new dinnerware, including china, stoneware, crystal, glassware, silver, stainless, and collectibles. The 500,000-square-foot facility (the size of 8 football fields!) houses an incredible inventory of 12 million pieces in more than 400,000 patterns, some over 100 years old!
Old Salem is home to The Big Coffee Pot, erected around 1858, and named the Mickey Coffee Pot.
North Carolina is also home to:the World's Largest Ten Commandments in Murphy, NC (4 hours from High Point)the World's Largest Frying Pan in Rose Hill, NC (2.5 hours from High Point)the World's Largest Strawberry in Rockingham, NC (1 hour from High Point)