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Sylva, North Carolina: American Museum of the House Cat Team Field Report

5063 US-441 S., Sylva, NC
US-74 exit 81A in Sylva. Drive south five miles on US-23/441. The museum will be on the left.
Apr-May Th-M 12-5; June-Dec Th-M 10-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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American Museum of the House Cat.

American Museum of the House Cat

America's largest private collection of cat stuff. Small museum with a number of surprising oddities. Report... [07/09/2017]

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American Museum of the House Cat

I just visited after the museum reopened. I had driven by a couple times when it was closed, so I was excited to finally visit! It was honestly better than I expected it was going to be. They've got a lot of stuff inside and a wide range of things. Definitely worth it.

[Ara, 09/19/2023]

The Museum took advantage of the pandemic to move to a bigger location. More cats!

Museum of the House Cat.

The American Museum of the House Cat

This museum is not your typical roadside attraction. It is a first class museum and one of only two cat museums in America.

[Harold Sims, 08/17/2021]

The museum was closed for three years due to a relocation and the pandemic. It reopened April 1, 2023.

American Museum of the House Cat

The entire building is closed.

[Kimberly, 11/01/2020]

The museum is relocating to a new, larger building down the highway, and plans to reopen in April 2021.

Pet Rock.

American Museum of the House Cat

Full of unique items. While they had a lot for the grownups to take in, they also had some cat items for the kids to interact with which really kept them engaged. Glad we had someone to show us around and give us the backstories to some of the items. Our visit was PURRfect!

[Eliza R, 11/27/2018]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The Fugitive Movie Bus and Train WreckThe Fugitive Movie Bus and Train Wreck, Dillsboro, NC - 4 mi.
License Plate BuildingLicense Plate Building, Sylva, NC - 5 mi.
Santa's Land Theme ParkSanta's Land Theme Park, Cherokee, NC - 11 mi.
In the region:
Big Shark Store Entrance, Pigeon Forge, TN - 37 mi.

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