Bily Clocks.

Bily Clocks Museum

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Spillville, Iowa

In the northeastern corner of Iowa, the locals love their clocks. Bily (bee-lee) Clocks occupies an old brick front residence in downtown Spillville. The clocks' creators, long-dead bachelor brothers Frank and Joseph Bily, carved clocks every winter for over 50 years, when they weren't being tidy, thrifty Bohemian Czech farmers. Most of the clocks are huge, and fully animated with wooden figures and built-in music boxes.

While the first floor of the museum is geared toward antique-ers and weekend furniture buffs, and doesn't allow video or photos, the second floor is photo-friendly, and displays local oddities such as a two-headed pig in a jar.

Bily Clocks.

Bily Clocks Museum

323 S. Main St., Spillville, IA
On Main St./Hwy W14, a block north of Bridge St./Hwy B16.
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