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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

1111 W. US Hwy 60, Superior, AZ
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.
W-Su 8 am - 1:30 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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