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Reiff’s Gas Station Museum

Reiff’s Gas Station Museum

It might look like a gas station, but appearances can be deceiving. This is actually someone’s home. Known as Reiff’s Gas Station Museum, the homeowner Mark Reiff has completely remodeled his house and front lawn to resemble a real gas station. There is even a 1950s-style diner inside with mannequins...

Statues of Paul Bunyan

Statues of Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan is a mythological lumberjack who somehow got his own REAL holiday every June 28. Statues of Paul and Babe the Blue Ox are all over the place from Bemidji, Minnesota (I hope I bump into Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi if I ever make my way up there)...

Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum in Pennsylvania

Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum in Pennsylvania

Almost a year ago, Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum in Pennsylvania lost one-third of its 10,000 elephant collection in a devastating fire. Luckily, Mr. Ed has received community support and a number of donations in his effort to rebuild the museum. From the good luck gift he received on his wedding...

Heladeria Coromoto ice cream parlor in Merida, Venezuela

Heladeria Coromoto ice cream parlor in Merida, Venezuela

When it’s this humid outside, there’s nothing better than having a scoop of ice cream. No, this next place isn’t a museum, but it is definitely a collector of ice cream flavors, 900 to be exact. Trout, hot dog, honey pollen, crab, gherkin, spaghetti…everything you’d ever want to eat in...

Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas

Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas

I bet you didn’t know that October is Bat Appreciation Month. Or maybe you did. Who knows? There always seems to be something to appreciate…I mean a few weeks ago we were celebrating the octopus. Anyway, at the south end of the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas is a...

Dot’s Mini-Museum, Texas

Dot’s Mini-Museum, Texas

Old Route 66 ends in Vega, Texas at Dot’s Mini-Museum. Dot (may she rest in peace) and her daughter collected items related to the Mother Road as well as other stuff like Avon perfume bottles and cowboy memorabilia (some of which is now part of a cowboy boot tree) all...

Puppenhaus Museum in Basel

Puppenhaus Museum in Basel

I never had a doll house when I was growing up. Because my mom was (and still is) a frustrated artist, she attempted to make one for me. But it remained unfinished, never to be used by a lonely only child like myself. Oh well. I never had many toys...

Walter Potter’s Museum of Curiosities

Walter Potter’s Museum of Curiosities

“A bizarre collection of stuffed animals that was broken up and sold around the world seven years ago has been reassembled for a one-off exhibition. The eccentric works of Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter, in which stuffed animals mimic human life, were sold for more than £500,000 in 2003.” Walter Potter’s...

Best Independent Travel Magazines

Best Independent Travel Magazines

In better news, THIS BELONGS IN A MUSEUM received a shout-out from americanguide. The Guardian named them as one of the best independent travel magazines. You can read the original article here. Thanks again, guys!

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