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Spillville, Iowa: Bily Clocks Museum

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Address:
323 S. Main St., Spillville, IA
Directions:
On Main St./Hwy W14, a block north of Bridge St./Hwy B16.
Phone:
563-562-3569
Admission:
Adults $9.
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Bily Clocks Museum

Bachelor farmer brothers Frank and Joseph Bily carved clocks -- most of them huge and animated -- every winter for over 50 years.

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Bily Clocks Museum

They seem to be allowing cell phone photos on the first floor. People were taking pictures and no one told them not to. I got two detailed shots but was too self-conscious to take more.

[AR, 07/26/2023]

Better check your snapshots to see if you captured the ghosts of the Bily brothers yelling "No!"

Bily Clocks Museum

The second floor of the museum contains clocks that the brothers collected but didn't build, and an assortment of odd things that accumulate in pioneer museums: a coin collection, old photos of the town, a carved golf ball, a two-headed pig in a jar, etc. Photos are allowed upstairs.

[AR, 07/21/2018]

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