Featured on the cover of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1977, the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock made quite the journey before ending up in Sugarcreek. In the early 70s, the family who owned the Alpine Alpa Restaurant in Wilmot, Ohio, commissioned the clock to be built. When the restaurant closed in 2009, the clock was purchased and restored and found its new home on the square in downtown Sugarcreek. Over 23 feet tall and 24 feet wide, the Sugarcreek clock is all clock, with innards that are a maze of mechanical parts and 1972 transistor technology. Every-half-hour, a cuckoo bird pops out and then you hear Swiss polka music playing as the band emerges and the couple dances.
The Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is located in downtown New Philadelphia directly across the street from the county court house. Our Welcome Center building is located at 124 E High and was once the site of a broom manufacturer in the late 1890s. In the 1970s the building housed La Fountaines, a discount variety store and was in operation until the mid 2000’s. After purchasing the vacant building in 2003, the CVB began to update and modernize the facility. Today we offer visitors a place to get a bottle of water, view our extensive art collection and pick up literature on area attractions and events. In 2014, the CVB added a visitor kiosk which is in the building and is accessible to visitors daily from 6AM to 10PM.
Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
(Closed Weekends and Major Holidays)
Seven Days a Week from 6am to 10pm