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.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pork Shop Propane Tank PigPork Shop Propane Tank Pig, Queen Creek, AZ - 24 mi.
Tortilla FlatTortilla Flat, Tortilla Flat, AZ - 23 mi.
Pyramid Tomb of the Father of ArizonaPyramid Tomb of the Father of Arizona, Florence, AZ - 23 mi.
In the region:
Biosphere 2, Oracle, AZ - 51 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Arizona

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Arizona.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

January 20, 2021

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Arizona Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Carpeteria Genies (Jan 18-24, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now