World's Largest Belt Buckle

World's Largest Belt Buckle - Abilene, Kansas

At 19 feet 10 ½ inches wide and 13 feet 11 ¼ inches tall (not including the frame), Abilene, Kansas, is now home to the World’s Largest Belt Buckle. Unveiled December 21 at noon at Eisenhower Park, the project serves as a billboard celebrating Abilene.

Designed by local artist Jason Lahr, Fluter’s Creek Metal Works, the buckle features Dwight D. Eisenhower, Wild Bill Hickok, Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad, Historic Seelye Mansion, C.W. Parker carousel horse, C.L. Brown telephone, a racing Greyhound and Chisholm Trail longhorn inlaid with blue quartz.

The buckle is a project of the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau which hopes the new roadside attraction will entice travelers to stop and visit the Best Historic Small Town.

“Whether you enjoy Cowboy history, art, fun photo opportunities or the world’s largest things, make sure to add the World’s Largest Belt Buckle to your Kansas I-70 road trip,” said Julie Roller Weeks, Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau director.

The project is funded by a Kansas Tourism Attraction Development Grant and from donations from 100 businesses and individuals. The buckle garnered nationwide attention when Jefferson White, a.k.a. “Jimmy” from the hit tv show Yellowstone shared about the project.

Earlier this month, True West Magazine also named Abilene the recipient of its Readers’ Choice Best Promotion of a Historic Place award.

Learn more at

World's Largest Belt Buckle address: 400 N Pine St, Abilene KS 67410


See what Yellowstone's "Jimmy" has to say!

Thank you!



Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long did it take to build?

The Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau received the grant to build the World's Largest Belt Buckle in May 2022. Jason Lahr started soon after the grant announcement.

2. How does Abilene's buckle compare in size to other previous World's Largest Belt Buckles?




1. Abilene, Kansas: 19 feet 10 1/2 inches wide x 13 feet 11 1/4 inches tall (NOT including the frame!)

2. Texas/Montana Silver: 14 feet 6.4 inches wide x 10 feet 6 inches tall

*Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records.


3. Missouri: 13 feet 4.45 inches wide x 10 feet 1.44 inches tall
*Photos courtesy of Trip Advisor. 

3. How was it paid for? 

The project is funded by a Kansas Tourism Attraction Development Grant and from donations from 100 businesses and individuals. 

4. Commemorative Buckles

Thank you to the 100 businesses and individuals for supporting this project by purchasing numbered commemorative buckles.

A second order of unnumbered buckles has arrived. These buckles are available for $100 each. Please note the purchase of this buckle does not include having your name listed on the back of the real World's Largest Belt Buckle.

Learn more and order

5. Questions?

Please call the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau at (785) 263-2231 for assistance.


Did you know?

Commemorative World's Largest Belt Buckles can also be found in Washington, D.C.? Visit Senator Jerry Moran, Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. and Congressman Tracey Mann's office to check them out!