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Overlooking the river at the end of the street, sits a large stone facing the new bridge. Back up the road on the hill, see if you can find the bears climbing a tree or the hieroglyphic statue on the left with the miniature house![Lucy Hudnall, 02/14/2016]
- 1st St., Rockport, IN
- South of Main St. on 1st St. along the river at Clark St.
- Rochester, Illinois - Big Pink Elephant on Suburban Lawn
The elephant moves around town. It's not in Rochester anymore. This one you'll just have to happen across if you are in town. Usually appears in the summer.[Sara Howe, 02/14/2016]
- Rochester Rd, Rochester, IL
- Moves around. South side of Rochester Rd, either two miles west of its intersection with Illinois Ave., or a half-mile east of its intersection with E. Lake Shore Drive.
When we arrived, the museum was closed (with an open sign), but looks promising. Lots of motorcycles, with the museum in the back.[Bob and Denise Waddell, 02/14/2016]
Park on the side of the road near the historical marker. Watch for deer![Lucy Hudnall, 02/14/2016]
- US Hwy 60, Maceo, KY
- Around a dozen miles northeast of Owensboro. On the south side of US 60, slightly less than three miles east of the split from US 231 in Maceo, or 13 miles west of the intersection of Hwys 69/1389 in Hawesville.
52,000 square feet of American carnival history, highlighting the traveling shows. Includes several rides (1900s Ferris wheel and 1950s children's carousel among others), trucks, original sideshow banners/props, vintage signs, posters,carnival games, memorabilia, ephemera, a large model railroad-scale circus, calliope, and several travel wagons. The museum is staffed by volunteers from the International Independent Showman's Association and all of the items were donated by members. These are the folks who've invested in the business of entertaining us for the last 50 years or more. They've got great stories from the road, and all admission goes to the upkeep of the museum.[Vivienne Marie, 02/14/2016]
International Independent Showmen's Museum
- 6938 Riverview Drive, Riverview, FL
- International Independent Showmen's Museum. I-75 exit 250. Drive west on Gibsonton Drive for two miles. Turn right onto US Hwy 41/S. Tamiami Trail. Drive one mile, cross the bridge, then turn right at the next stoplight onto Riverview Drive. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the museum on the left.
- Th-Su 12-5 (Call to verify)
- Adults $19.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour