Glenview, Illinois: Stuffed Moray Eel in Appliance Store

RJ the Eel lived in a tank in the Abt Electronics store for 14 years. When he died in 2004, the store had him stuffed.

Abt Electronics

Address:
1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL
Directions:
Abt Electronics. I-294 exit at Willow Rd. Drive west a half-mile. Turn left onto Sanders Rd. Drive south a little over a mile. Turn left onto Milwaukee Ave. Drive one mile. You'll see the big Abt store on the right.
Hours:
M-F 9-9, Sa 9-7:30, Su 10:30-6:15
Admission:
Free
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Stuffed Moray Eel in Appliance Store

Abt Electronics is famous in the Chicago area as a huge electronics and appliance store. It's also famous for its large salt-water fish tank that was home to "RJ the Eel" for 14 years. RJ grew so old that he developed cataracts and would occasionally bonk into things. In 2004, RJ finally went belly up; he was stuffed and is handsomely mounted in a glass case under the sales counter next to the aquarium.

[John Takao Collier, 01/25/2015]

John adds that the store has other attractions, such as a 5,381-pound granite "Earth" that spins on a film of water, and a Bubble Booth that surrounds visitors with a giant soap bubble.

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