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Address: 425 York St, Newport, KY 41071
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Largest swinging bell in the world

World Peace Bell is the largest swinging bell in the world.The bell swings and rings every day at 11:55 AM. Two miniature World Trade Center towers and a memorial to firefighters... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
IllinoisKate1
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

World Peace Bell is the largest swinging bell in the world.The bell swings and rings every day at 11:55 AM. Two miniature World Trade Center towers and a memorial to firefighters lost that day.

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Thank IllinoisKate1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I enjoyed seeing this huge bell. It is a wonderful symbol representing peace. The bell is located in Newport, Kentucky within reasonable walking distance of other attractions like the Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee. I think the best time to arrive is when the visitor center is open and one can actually go across a walkway to the... More 

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Euclid, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Can't miss seeing this huge bell if you are in downtown Newport....it's huge! Was interesting to see it & read the history of this bell.

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Rushville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Nice arrangement of memorial, but not much other info. If there weren't other things to see in the area I would be disappointed.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Really glad we stopped by to see the world peace Bell! Super easy to get to and we really enjoyed ourselves. My family and I really love looking and exploring the historic parts of the cities we visit! Definitely a must!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This bell was HUGE! Only problem was that the welcome center wasn't open (on a Saturday)???? The bell is outside, so you could see it, even though you couldn't get to the walk through. In the same square was a firefighters monument and a twin towers monument. Beautiful symbol of peace. Free-kids would love it, AND it's just up the... More 

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South Bend, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The bell rings two different ways -- one by swinging to set the hanging clapper going (rare and mostly for events like weddings or memorials), and two by being struck on the side (happens every day five minutes before noon). It rings before noon so as not to interfere with the courthouse bells nearby. The sound of the bell being... More 

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Thank hobbitmom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I love to visit peace bell with or without children symbolizes peace . I love to look at it take pictures think of the meaning PEACE BELL PEACE TO ALL

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting bell set near the courthouse in Newport and off the tourist path. It is obviously a large bell that took some time t cast and cool down. We were told that upon ringing the bell, windows blew out at a building across the street. They do not ring it often, and it is good to take a look.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The World Peace Bell is the world's largest free swinging bell. It weighs 66,000 lbs., is 12 feet in diameter and 12 feet high. Its clapper alone weighs an amazing 6,878 pounds. Not a lot going on these days with ringing this bell and it had to be enclosed to cut down on noise but the history behind it is... More 

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