Seale, Alabama: Museum of WonderPromises over 10,000 marvels from around the world, including the world's largest gallstone. Butch Anthony's line of small connected shacks houses folk art objects and antiques for sale.
Museum of Wonder
- 41 Poorhouse Rd, Seale, AL
- North of town. From US 431 turn east onto Hwy 169, then immediately south onto Poorhouse Rd. Butch also has a free drive-thru "Museum of Mystery" at the intersection of Hwy 431 and Hwy 169.
- M-F 9-5, Sa-Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
- Adults $1.00
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Museum of Wonder
We visited the Museum of Mystery, which is next to the highway in three shipping containers. It's free and very interesting. We also drove down the highway back to the artist's house but he was away in Oregon for a week. Not sure if there's anything to see back by his house. Museum of Mystery is at intersection of Hwy 431 and Hwy 169.[Geoff Gingerich, 08/15/2013]
The shipping container drive-thru museum/gallery is on the highway just up the road from the last known Museum of Wonder location. Seems to be newer and more convenient! Butch's website still shows the Museum of Wonder back by a pond off Poorhouse Rd.
When looking for the Museum of Wonder, trust your GPS to lead you to 41 Poorhouse Road -- there is no sign for the museum. If you see the rural mailbox for #41, you are at the right place. Drive down the long gravel driveway (about a quarter-mile) to the museum. A single traveler -- especially a woman -- might at first be a little intimidated by the "off road" atmosphere. But the folks at the museum are truly gentlemen. The collection of folk art and miscellaneous items makes for a very interesting visit.[EWilsonB, 01/25/2013]
Beautiful. Stop for a visit during the doo nanny. End of March. Say hello to Butch Anthony.[Marcia, 04/02/2012]
Come see curiosities from around the world and beyond (but mostly from Alabama!). Started in the 1970s as Butch's taxidermy shop and artifact room, the Museum of Wonder is now filled with art, artifacts and antiques, and some very strange items.[Butch Anthony, 01/15/2012]
Over 10,000 curiosities from around the world .[butch anthony, 11/23/2004]