Baltimore, Maryland: American Dime Museum (Gone)Mummies, human body parts, two-headed animal freaks -- this place has it all, in a collection of bizarre, exotic, and possibly phony oddities and anomalies. Closed in 2007, collection auctioned off.
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Absolutely worth the price of admission! Our favorites included the mummified head of a Minotaur, the stuffed squirrel riding an alligator, and a great collection of shrunken heads. Bring a necktie to add to the ball of ties. You are also invited to stick your chewed gum onto a female mannequin. Ball of string in the display window is claimed to be over 337 miles long and 825 pounds. Paintings of Betsy, the Finger-Painting Chimp are still on display. Note: parking meters near the museum take quarters only.[Frank Abbott, 07/02/2005]
Press Release: "Baltimore's Betsy the Finger-Painting Chimp: A Retrospective of Her Work" is currently exhibited at the American Dime Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, from January 10 until August 31, 2004.... [01/18/2004] Complete News Story
The American Dime Museum, a modern-day Cabinet of Curiosities in Baltimore, Maryland, hit a run of bad luck in 2003 that may ultimately force it to move or close. The museum's two partners split and divided the collection.... [11/23/2003] Complete News Story
Worth a trip is the American Dime Museum! It features wonders that amazed our elders - shrunken heads, mermaids, jackalopes, mummies, two-headed critters.
Some unique items were a painting made entirely with butterfly wings, some Apache scalp jewelry with trigger finger attached, and ... Lincoln's Last Turd! It seems that after the assasination there was a great demand for Lincolnania, so an enterprising chap duplicated Lincoln's last meal, ate it, and sold the result (with appropriate certificate of authenticity).[Jim Ward, 02/10/2000]
1808 Maryland Ave., W-Fr 12-3, Sat-Sun 11-4, Admission: $5, kids $3.
American Dime Museum
- 2007 - Closed - collection auctioned.