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Royalton, Minnesota: Man-Eating Clam

"Treasures from the Earth and Sea." Classic roadside souvenir mini-town, open since 1962, displays a 200-pound "Maneating Clam," an outdoor guillotine, and photo op with head holes for Paul Bunyan and his girlfriend.

Treasure City

308 US-10, Royalton, MN
Treasure City. In town, on the east side of US Hwy 10 between N. 3rd and N. 4th Sts.
M-Th 10-6, F-Su 10-8 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Man-Eating Clam

Hmm. How to put this? I'm not sure if this is a scale model of the ACTUAL Man Eating Clam, or if the men it eats are somewhat less than average size, but hey, it's still a Really Big Clam! Plus cheesy knickknacks galore. And a Statue Petting Zoo!

[Erica h, 08/27/2023]

The confusing claim compelled you to pull over and investigate. Man Eating Clam: we thank you for your service!

200 pound Man Eating Clam.

Man-Eating Clam

I am glad I stopped, but I don't think I'd stop again. I mean, if cheesy and cheap baubles and knick knacks are your thing, then here is your Mecca. Everything is packed into narrow aisles -- so much stuff. The clam was sort of interesting, though much smaller than one would imagine a man-eating clam to be.

[Jenipher, 08/12/2020]

Man Eating Clam.

Treasure City - Souvenir Store

They advertise, "Something for Everyone," and it's the truth! It's knick-knacks galore at Royalton's Treasure City! Be greeted by the large pirate [plywood sign] out front and explore the treasures inside. A few bucks will get you a bounty of booty...everything from genuine Minnesota souvenirs to seashells to t-shirts to all the plastic collectibles you could want -- and lots of things you didn't even realize you want! Be sure to look for the man-eating clam inside. Plus, they have free ice, cup of water or coffee and cookies. I also got a free postcard with my purchase.

[Wylde Hare Creative, 05/05/2009]

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