The water tower is built atop the highest elevation in Giant City State Park.
The water tank holds 100,000 gallons of water.
The water tower's design resembles the Russian satellite 'Sputnik' which was the first man-made satellite launched into orbit. This has won the water tower the nickname, 'Space Age' Water Tower of Giant City.
The water tower features a public observation deck 50 feet above the ground with views of the Shawnee Mountains. A spiral staircase provides visitors with access up one of the tower's legs.
In 1972 the architect of the water tower won an award of excellence from the American Water Tank Association.
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