World's Smallest Museum

Field review by the editors.

Superior, Arizona

This place, which is nothing more than a tiny Tuff Shed storage building, was opened in the mid-1990s by Dan Wight and Jake Reaney. They built it as a way to lure diners into their next-door Buckboard City Cafe -- and as a way to put some of their accumulated personal stuff to productive use.

The exhibits, set behind glass panels, include a 1984 Compaq home computer, a Beatles concert poster, a 1960 letter from president-elect John F. Kennedy (to Jake Reaney), and the World's Largest Apache Tear (which is a kind of rock).

The World's Smallest Museum measures only 134 square feet. It is not the first time that we've seen a Tuff Shed put to innovative use.

World's Smallest Museum

Buckboard City Cafe

Address:
1111 W. US Hwy 60, Superior, AZ
Directions:
West edge of town, south side of US Hwy 60 on the grounds of the Buckboard City Cafe. About a mile west of the junction of Hwy 177.
Hours:
W-Su 8 am - 1:30 pm (Call to verify)
Phone:
520-689-5800
Admission:
Free
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