Video: Take a tour of the world's largest collection of teddy bears

Published 28 September 2017

Jackie Miley (USA) has entered the Guinness World Records 2018 book with the world's Largest collection of teddy bears, after collecting an incredible 8,026 unique toys.

Largest collection of teddy bears

She lives in Hill City, South Dakota, USA - a town whose population numbers little more than a tenth of Jackie’s toy bear collection!

Most of the items in her record-breaking hoard make their home in Teddy Bear Town, a small house located on Main Street in Hill City.

Did you know…? People from every US state and 29 other countries have donated bears to Jackie. She grew up in foster homes and never had teddies of her own as a child. But, she admits, “I’m making up for it now!”

Largest collection of teddy bears Jackie

Jackie’s collection first began with a bear (named “Grandma Jackie”) which she won while on vacation in 2000.

Within her assortment, the smallest teddy bear is just 3/4 inches, with the largest spanning nearly 8 feet!

Largest collection of teddy bears puzzle

Do try this at home: If you like teddy bears, you can try this plush toy challenge with a friend: Most soft toys caught blindfolded in one minute (team of two)

Jackie is featured in the Guinness World Records 2018 book alongside many more extraordinary collections.

Guinness World Records 2018 collection

The Guinness World Records 2018 Edition, Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer’s Edition, and Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals, are in stores now. 

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