Okemos, Michigan: Travelers Club International Restaurant & Tuba Museum (Closed)Lots of tubas (and an occasional sousaphone) are fastened to the walls, and used as planters and fountains. The owner will occasionally walk the floor, playing his tuba.
- Downtown, on the northwest corner of Okemos and Hamilton Rds.
- Closed 2012. Owner vows to reopen in new location in town in 2013.
Visitor Tips and News About Travelers Club International Restaurant & Tuba Museum
Besides the obvious tubas, additional things to note: stellar breakfasts and the words "You are beautiful" scrawled on the bathroom wall in lieu of a mirror.
It's pretty cool, yet daunting in a way, to dine beneath a myriad of tubas.[Erin Kelly, 09/06/2010]
Since I discovered this web site it has gotten me thinking about taking road trips. While poking around on the site I noticed something missing. There are no pictures of the International Tuba Museum. I have only eaten there once. They have a diverse menu. But I pass it whenever I go to visit my brother.[David Glover, 07/10/2009]
A low, almost musical "FrwhpppFrhwhhppp" for your thoughtfulness.
This is a restaurant with a lot of tubas (and an occasional sousaphone) fastened to the walls and used as planters and fountains. It's more tuba decor than tuba museum. The owner is a tuba player. If you're fortunate, he may be there when you are, walking from table to table, playing tunes on his tuba.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 11/26/2005]
Okemos (just outside of Lansing)....it's actually a restaurant, called the Traveller's Restaurant, I believe. But it's also subtitled "and Tuba Museum", and by golly, it's just that.....a restaurant with tons of tubas inside on display! If you're really lucky, the restaurant's owner may be in residence and will go table to table, playing tunes on his tuba. I went there once, signed their mailing list as a joke, and to this day, I still get quarterly mailings. Anyway, for the true tuba connoisseur, (although, I must admit, they had an occasional Sousaphone thrown in), this place is a must see.[BoItUprite, 04/03/1999]