Seale, Alabama: Museum of Wonder: Drive-Thru

Promises over 10,000 marvels from around the world, including the world's largest gallstone. There's a small walk-in museum, and a separate drive-thru section where artifacts are displayed inside shipping containers with cut-out windows.

Museum of Wonder

41 Poorhouse Rd, Seale, AL
North of town. From US Hwy 431 turn east onto Hwy 169, then immediately south onto Poorhouse Rd. The drive-thru "Museum of Mystery" is at the intersection of 431 and 169.
M-F 9-5, Sa-Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $1.
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Museum of Wonder

Thanks to Roadside America for letting us know that this was truly off the beaten path. It is a very small museum that only take a few minutes to view. The owner was outside, and a very gracious host, who gave us plenty of space to take our time in the museum. We then went to the drive-thru portion, where we saw even more strange and bizarre things.

[Marcus, 10/11/2016]

Drive thru museum.

Museum of Wonder

Very interesting and unique place! I stopped by on a whim while on the way home from FL. It looks different than previous pictures posted. The drive through Museum of Mystery has a sign but no longer "mystery" spelled out on the outside of a rainbow building. It's the same building but maybe just an orange paint job? We didn't visit the museum just the drive through museum, sad to learn there was more to see. I would definitely recommend visiting the drive through museum and plan on coming back to see it and the rest!

[Stephanie, 11/30/2015]

Museum of Wonder.

Museum of Wonder

There's a mix of odd antique relics and cool paintings with skeletons overlayed on historic paintings. It has three trailers with windows cut in the sides so you can see the displays. Driving through you would miss the finer nuances, so I would suggest parking and walking.

[Cara, 11/30/2015]

Museum of Wonder

We visited the Museum of Mystery, which is next to the highway in three shipping containers. It's free and very interesting. We also drove down the highway back to the artist's house but he was away in Oregon for a week. Not sure if there's anything to see back by his house. Museum of Mystery is at intersection of Hwy 431 and Hwy 169.

[Geoff Gingerich, 08/15/2013]

The shipping container drive-thru museum/gallery is on the highway just up the road from the last known Museum of Wonder location. Seems to be newer and more convenient! Butch's website still shows the Museum of Wonder back by a pond off Poorhouse Rd.

Museum of Wonder

When looking for the Museum of Wonder, trust your GPS to lead you to 41 Poorhouse Road -- there is no sign for the museum. If you see the rural mailbox for #41, you are at the right place. Drive down the long gravel driveway (about a quarter-mile) to the museum. A single traveler -- especially a woman -- might at first be a little intimidated by the "off road" atmosphere. But the folks at the museum are truly gentlemen. The collection of folk art and miscellaneous items makes for a very interesting visit.

[EWilsonB, 01/25/2013]

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