Fisk Tire Boy.

Miami County Museum Oddities

Field review by the editors.

Peru, Indiana

Peru is "Circus Town USA," and the Miami County Museum displays the Bullet-Riddled Skull of Charley the Killer Elephant. But the museum offers other curious items, including a mint condition Fisk Tire Boy statue (Fisk advertised with the yawning, PJ-clad tyke and huge tire in the 1940s and earlier: "Time to Retire."). There's an exhibit area devoted to Cole Porter, featuring his 1955 Fleetwood Cadillac. The taxidermy section features a 2-headed calf and a siamese pig. Bonus: look for "Gentle Giant" Robert Wadlow's overalls and Clyde Beatty's CRB monogrammed bathrobe.

Miami County Museum Oddities

Miami County Museum

Address:
51 N. Broadway, Peru, IN
Directions:
Miami County Museum. US Hwy 24 to Business 31 exit, south into the center of town. Business 31 becomes N. Broadway. At the corner of 5th St. and N. Broadway, northbound side.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
765-473-9183
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Charley the ElephantBig Charley the Elephant, Peru, IN - < 1 mi.
International Circus Hall of FameInternational Circus Hall of Fame, Peru, IN - 3 mi.
Barn with Semi Truck Shingle RoofBarn with Semi Truck Shingle Roof, Peru, IN - 6 mi.
In the region:
Chief Menominee, Trail of Death, Plymouth, IN - 40 mi.

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