Port Arthur, Texas: Janis Joplin Memorabilia"Pearl" hailed from Port Arthur, and her mementoes are safe inside what seems to be a hurricane-proof museum-bunker.
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Museum of the Gulf Coast - Janis Joplin Memorabilia
Janice Joplin's psychedelic Porsche is on display at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, Texas.[Eric B. Ramey, 03/27/2012]
The car is actually a replica. The real Joplin car was sold at auction in 2015 for nearly $2 million.
A grey concrete structure, quite possibly the most unattractive building on the street.
The cost of admission was $7 for two of us, and it included a 12-minute video of the history of the Gulf Coast. This video is not to be missed. Highlights of the museum include memorabilia from Janis Joplin's childhood, a very large mural (featured in the video), decorative tobacco cabinets, and a hall dedicated to other Port Arthur celebrities.
We were the only two visitors in this decent sized museum, and the security guard escorted us the whole time.[Heather and Eric, 04/25/2007]