I’d like a magic potion from the American Museum of Magic, possibly to be used to buy a magical lottery ticket for a billion gazillion dollars. That would make 2011 a pretty good year. Located in Marshall, Michigan, the museum is one of 10 museums devoted to magical subjects. Some famous ones include Scranton’s Houdini Museum and the Musée de la Magie in the Marquis de Sade’s house in Paris.
But the one in Michigan is the largest magic museum in the United States with half a million pieces of magical paraphernalia and illusions, including a large display of devices that once belonged to famed magician Harry Blackstone, Sr. (how freakin’ exciting!). What’s even cooler is that they have a separate library and research center full of 50,000 magical books. It’s just up the road from Colon, Michigan, considered the “The Magic Capital of the World”. Colon is also the home of Abbott’s Magic Company, the grave of that Blackstone guy and the annual Colon Magic Festival.