In a small park in the middle of downtown San Jose, there is a giant Monopoly board that holds the Guinness World Record for largest in the world. While you can only play it by setting it up in advance with the city, it is still fun to see and take pictures of. Here is all the information.
- Free to see, $300 to play (at the time of this writing)
- Location: 330 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110
The giant Monopoly board is in Discovery Meadow, which is right near the Children Museum. There is no street parking nearby, but there is a parking garage that is about 5 minutes walk, and you can park there for $1.25 for every 15 minutes. After parking, you can proceed about a block down to the Monopoly board.
If you go without renting it, then there is not much you can do other then photograph it.
For me thought it is still fun to see in person and to take a few pictures of. The board itself is around 960 square feet, and it is designed to scale.
To rent it, at the time I wrote this, it was $300 which covered the staff to set up and run the game. You can learn more about that here. It would be a lot of fun to rent and play with a big group of friends.
Not much else to say about it, but please make sure you post a picture in the comments if you get a chance to play it!