Waterbury, Connecticut: Timexpo Museum and Easter Island Statue
Timex's corporate museum blends a history of timepieces with a mysterious journey to Easter Island. Scheduled to close Sep. 30, 2015. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Timexpo Museum and Easter Island Statue
For me the statue is the only reason to stop. The museum is more like a sales display, "lots of glitz, not much product." It does have a few things for kids, but if you are into old clocks, watches, and history, head over to the The American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol. About five times the stuff in a smaller space.[KRASH, 10/28/2012]
We enjoyed Timexpo best when it ventured into realms not normally associated with clocks, such as its freaky "Time Tunnel" and, of course, the Easter Island head.
Unlike some previous visitors, we didn't encounter any hassles getting onto the grounds of the Timex Museum and photographing the Easter Island head. We just went into the Timex gift shop (no charge) and walked right out to the head. My biggest problem was that it was back-lit, making it kind of difficult to shoot. My friend Alex, however, got hassled by one of the security guards in the parking lot as he was taking a long shot of the Holy Land Cross, and he got the whole speech about no photography on the premises without permission from the mall, blah, blah, blah.[Dean Jeffrey, 10/21/2007]
Along the north side of I-84 in waterbury there is a newly opened Timex Museum. It's in a renovated factory building, near the edge of a shopping mall. Probably no more or less interesting than any other corporate museum. From the outside it has two distinguishing features, though. It has an "indiglo" clock tower -- the face glows at night like a Timex watch. More importantly, between the building and the highway is a very accurate 40 or so foot tall Easter Island statue.
It's only a few hundred yards from HOLY LAND USA. If you line up just right you can get a photo with the cross glowing on the mountain behind the statue!!![Ed, 11/04/2001]
In complete defiance of the public photo op concept, visitors are not allowed to take pictures of this "attraction" without advance permission from Mall management! Don't be surprised if a security guard drives up and tries to spoil your shot. While in the area, someone snapped this more interesting study on weathering of an elevated highway guardrail ...