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Hall of Curious Rocks, Saitama, Japan

Hall of Curious Rocks, Saitama, Japan

Right outside Tokyo, in the town of Saitama, is a museum called the Hall of Curious Rocks. The museum’s founder was a rock collector for over fifty years. He was drawn to unusual and rare rocks. Ultimately his collection numbered over 1,700 stones, but what makes this museum so interesting...

Gerard Brion – Miniature Paris

Gerard Brion – Miniature Paris

Why would you want to visit Paris when you can just go to the South of France and see the trash version (not to be confused with Paris Hilton or the hotel in Las Vegas) for free? For almost two decades Gerard Brion has been recreating landmarks, like the Eiffel...

Teddy Bear Museum, Korea

Teddy Bear Museum, Korea

Even though he was known for killing lots and lots of animals, the cute lil’ teddy bear was named after President Teddy Roosevelt due to an incident on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi in November 1902. An American Black Bear was cornered, clubbed, and tied to a willow tree...

Mini Israel – Miniature Park

Mini Israel – Miniature Park

We’ve covered miniature versions of cities here before; like Miniatürk, one of the world’s largest miniature parks, and Mini-Paris. Well, you can add one more “mini” to the list with Mini Israel. First conceived by Israeli entrepreneur Eiran Gazit after he visited the famous miniature town of Madurodam in the...

Here Are Some Holly Jolly Places From The Blog’s Archive

Here Are Some Holly Jolly Places From The Blog’s Archive

Since I started this blog over four years ago I always try to highlight some Christmas-worthy museums and attractions during the month of December. Maybe one day you’ll be able to visit the Museum of Vintage Cartoon Memorabilia and Commercial Archaeology, which usually has a special exhibit of lit holiday...

Pinball Hall of Fame and Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame and Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

I’ve only visited Las Vegas once, which was enough…trust me!!! I could go on and on about the “$20 sandwich trick” that got us a room upgrade (a corner 2 bedroom suite on the 32nd floor) on top of the discount we already had due to knowing a professional poker...

The Term “bigwig” – wig Design

The Term “bigwig” – wig Design

The term “bigwig” dates from the the 18th century when powerful people tended to wear large, impressive wigs. The bigger, the better. To create these towering hair monstrosities, people used padding or hair pieces (sometimes made of horse hair) with sticky paste that was usually concealed with scented coloured-powder. Then...

Dog Bark Park Inn is a two-bedroom Bed & Breakfast

Dog Bark Park Inn is a two-bedroom Bed & Breakfast

If it’s your dream to sleep inside a giant Beagle, then you’re in luck. Located on Highway 95 near the Idaho town of Cottonwood, Dog Bark Park Inn is a two-bedroom Bed & Breakfast with a dog theme interior. Locally it is known as “Sweet Willy”. Designed and built by...

Kiosk Museum, San Francisco, California

Kiosk Museum, San Francisco, California

After telling you about the Smallest Museum in St. Paul and the Teeny Statue of Liberty Museum “Tiny Museum Week” continues with another micro-museum, this one’s in San Francisco (and may no longer be active…correct me if I’m wrong). I’m not sure if this is still an active project, but...

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