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- Miami, Florida - Burger Beast Burger Museum
Newly opened. A great collection, nicely displayed, of fast food (mostly burger) memorabilia. The owner is passionate, and enjoyed sharing stories.[Octoboy, 02/27/2017]
- Tarpon Springs, Florida - Spongeorama
The museum was closed due to "hurricane damage." The staff seemed disgruntled when we stated that the museum was our main reason for stopping by. When we asked which hurricane, we were told that it was "the one in September." I wouldn't hold up high hopes for the museum's reopening. Side note: We selected a couple of sponges from the yellow (cheaper) sponge bin for purchase, but were told at the desk that they were really wool sponges that someone must have put in there erroneously, and were charged the higher price. Be forewarned to be a smart shopper![Jolly Padrida, 02/27/2017]
Spongeorama has a murky history of vaguely-explained closings and unsympathetic staff. Access to it may be tied to individual visitors' willingness to buy stuff.
- Clewiston, Florida - Old South Barbecue Ranch
I grew up in Clewiston in the 1980s. As a kid this was the most amazing place. My parents were beekeepers, so they sold their honey to this place. The barbecue was delicious, and getting to play on all the statues outside was a bonus. I also remember seeing a player piano for the first time here. I'm so sad to see that it is gone.[Terra, 02/27/2017]
- Was in the general vicinity of the KFC on Route 27--on the other side of the street.
- Benton, Kentucky - B-29 Crash Memorial
It's a marble memorial to the victims and sole survivor of a B-29 Superfortress crash on July, 1st, 1945, near Soldier Creek Church, which is just across the road from the monument.[David, 02/27/2017]
- Soldier Creek Cemetery Rd, Benton, KY
- From Benton, drive southwest on Hwy 58 for 6.5 miles. After you cross a little creek, turn left onto Hwy 1522. Drive a half-mile. When the road veers right, turn left. Drive a hundred yards. The upright black marble slab will be on the right.
The World's Largest Wooden Shoes are 11.5 feet long and 5.5 feet wide and weigh over a ton each. They are in Casey's Candy Depot, an old fashioned candy store. Also in front of the store is a replica of a red caboose that kids can get on.[Dave, 02/27/2017]
- W. General Robey, Casey, IL
- Inside Casey's Candy Depot. Downtown. From W. Main St. turn south onto SW 1st St. Drive one block. Turn left. You'll see the Depot on the left.
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