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Rolla, Missouri: Giant Camera (Gone)

A huge, old-style accordion lens camera took up a good chunk of floor space inside the Rolla Visitor Center. Visitors were welcome to explore its interior. The camera was removed in 2017.

Directions:
Inside the Rolla Visitor Center. West edge of town. I-44 exit 184. Head east toward town. Just past the Sirloin Stockade and the Welcome to Rolla sign, turn right onto Bridge School Rd. You'll immediately see the entrance for the Visitor Center on the right.
Hours:
The camera was removed in 2017. (Call to verify)
Phone:
573-364-3577
Status:
Gone

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Giant Camera

The Chamber of Commerce remodeled and the camera is gone. The remodel looks nice, but may not be worth a stop.

[AJ, 03/21/2018]

The giant camera, which was originally used to photograph maps, was returned to its owner in 2017.

Big camera.

Giant Camera

Not much in the visitor center but the dark room had a lot of cool information. Visitors could change the focus of the camera and see the enlargements/reductions the camera was used for.

[Alana, 07/20/2016]

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