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World's Largest Paper Cup

Updated: Jan 1, 2022

One EXTRA large non-fat vanilla latte, please!

This road stop hides in an eerily quiet business park off I-215 in Riverside, California and will make you question if it's even worth getting out of the car for a picture. (I'll let you be the judge of that) But if you're part of the "Worlds Largest" club like myself, you'll find this place, park, and get out to take a less than exciting photo just to prove you've seen it.

Did I say paper? It's actually concrete...and stands about 68.1 feet tall.

There's little surrounding it - no parking, no signage, no info...but here's what I do know:

  • The Sweetheart Cup Company held it's operations in the building behind this from 1956 - 1997.

  • The company was bought out by the Solo Cup Company in 2004 - the ones responsible for those famous party accessories known as red solo cups - then Solo was acquired by Dart Container in 2012.

  • According to the internet, the building is currently a furniture liquidation outlet. I cannot verify this for sure but the surrounding area is pretty desolate, and to be honest, feels accurate.

We parked down the road and walked up the street to snap some pics. As I mentioned, the area was pretty dead. The only other humans around - a shirtless man drinking water out of a busted pipe and a cop who had pulled over to talk to him. From the looks of it, this wasn't their first rodeo. Since the cup is next to a freeway underpass, I'm sure it gets its fair share of interesting visitors. Wasn't even going to question the pair of shorts we found hanging on the fence surrounding our special attraction.

Unimpressed? Yup...the stop itself lacks luster but imagine what could happen if they repainted this to be the world's largest red solo cup? Now that would be a party. 🎉

"It is the stupidest song I ever heard in my life, but it's so stupid it's good," Toby Keith


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Directions:I-215 Exit 36, head east on Center St. turn right on Iowa Ave.

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