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Elsewhere Collaborative, North Carolina

Elsewhere Collaborative, North Carolina

If you’ve read this blog long enough, then you probably already know I have a thing for hoarders. I used to work for one (that didn’t work out so well) and have a family member (or two) whose baby toe is slightly keeping them out of the deep end of...

The Micro Museum – Mµseum, Somerville, Massachusetts

The Micro Museum – Mµseum, Somerville, Massachusetts

It looks like the Red Telephone Box Museum, Musée-Placard d’Erik Satie, Museum of Drawers, and Edgar’s Closet now have some competition for the “World’s Tiniest Museum” title. Located in Somerville, the gallery for Mµseum (the funny-looking “u” is a play on the Greek letter, which basically means “micro”)— also called...

Salvation Mountain – Slab City, California

Salvation Mountain – Slab City, California

Yesterday’s alien abduction post went over like a lead balloon, so let me redeem my sins with a visit to Salvation Mountain. Located on a hill north of Slab City, California, just several miles from the Salton Sea, this art installation was created by local resident Leonard Knight, who found...

Chris Burden’s kinetic sculpture Metropolis II

Chris Burden’s kinetic sculpture Metropolis II

It took four years but “U.S. artist Chris Burden has created a dizzying urban trip with his kinetic sculpture ‘Metropolis II’, composed of plastic roadways, toy train tracks, erector sets, legos and blocks. More than a thousand miniature toy cars zip through the model city at 230-scale miles per hour....

Fairmount Historical Museum, Indiana

Fairmount Historical Museum, Indiana

A fat, pessimistic, and sarcastic cat who loves lasagna, Garfield the comic strip was first published on this date back in 1978. In celebration of its 34th birthday, I’ll relive the time I visited the Fairmount Historical Museum. You probably didn’t know the cartoon is set in Muncie, Indiana. The...

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...

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