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Muffler Man of Metal (And Neon)

Friday, May 10th, 2024

When the permanent “Route 66 Experience” opened on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in July 2023, one of its attractions was a Muffler Man unlike any seen before.

Conspiracy Thinking and Bathroom Convenience

Monday, March 4th, 2024

The official name of an attraction can make all the difference in our decision to detour, or even stop to investigate.

The Cave Doctor

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Explorers and tourists in the past have abused caves, snapping off stalactites and other formations for souvenirs, leaving only stumps.

Memories of a Seventies Punk Rock Tourist

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

The Punk Rock Museum opened in May 2023 in Las Vegas, and we visited in June.

Is Taxidermy Dead?

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Several recent news stories suggest that displays of animal taxidermy are becoming extinct at mainstream establishment museums.

Belated Burials: Expired, Unidentified, and Famous!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Fans of bizarre tourist attractions saw their travel plans disrupted recently when it was announced that Stoneman Willie, a preserved corpse on display since 1895 in Reading, Pennsylvania, had finally been identified and would be buried under his real name. His imminent interment was teased to Reading when his casket appeared in a motorcycle hearse […]

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