Skip to Main Content

Westminster, California: Building Shaped Like a Camera

Built in 1976, the Shutter Shak is small for a building but very large for a camera. Former customized One Hour Photo booth; visible on front lawn of town history museum.

Westminster Museum

8612 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA
Garden Grove Fwy exit 8. Drive south on Hwy 39/Beach Blvd for a three-quarters of a mile. Turn left onto Westminster Blvd. Drive a half-mile. Just after you pass Westland Plaza on the right, you'll see a small fenced-in park; the camera building is there.
1st Su each month 1-4, or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Building Shaped Like a Camera

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Camera building.

Building Shaped Like a Camera

This is on the front lawn of the Westminster Museum, which is run by the Westminster Historical Society. It is behind a chain linked fence and not accessible when the museum is closed, but can be viewed from the sidewalk. The hours the museum keeps is only the first Sunday of the month between 1-4 pm.

[Nikki Kreuzer, 04/17/2015]
Building Shaped Like a Camera

A long time ago, 20 years or so, I went on a trip to Southern California and remember seeing this Giant Camera. It turns out that it's called the Shutter Shak, it's part of a museum and it's full of old cameras. Even though I haven't seen it in a long time, it's still there today!

[Jody Day, 10/26/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Vietnamese Boat People MemorialVietnamese Boat People Memorial, Westminster, CA - 1 mi.
Dachshund RacesDachshund Races, Huntington Beach, CA - 2 mi.
Ronald Reagan StatueRonald Reagan Statue, Fountain Valley, CA - 3 mi.
In the region:
Ski Demski, Peppy, and The Pole, Long Beach, CA - 12 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Troll Hole, Alliance, Ohio (Sep 25-Oct 1, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings