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Plainview, Texas: Jimmy Dean Museum

Jimmy Dean, the breakfast sausage king (and singer of the 1961 hit, "Big Bad John"), gave $5 million to Wayland Baptist University to build a museum about himself. Opened in 2016, in includes artifacts, a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of Jimmy, and a video theater that shows "Breakfast and a Song: The Jimmy Dean Story."

Wayland Baptist University

W. 8th St., Plainview, TX
From US Hwy 70/W. 5th St. turn north at the stoplight onto Hwy 194/Quincy St. Drive three blocks. Turn west onto W. 8th St. Drive one block. The museum will be on the right, at the intersection of Smythe St.
Tu-F 10-4; Seasonal Sa (Apr 15-Nov 15) 1-4. Closed on University holidays. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Jimmy Dean Museum

A great museum and a great tribute to Jimmy Dean. Packed full of photos and personal items from stage outfits to his firearm collection. Photos of him with every star you can imagine, country and others. And of course the full story of his very successful venture into hog farming, which led to his sausage empire.

[Michael Nieto, 11/17/2016]

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