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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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Cat museum entrance.

American Museum of the House Cat

Fun, quick stop to stretch our legs. Admission $10 adult and $5 children. There are cat toys, painting, sculptures, statues, carousel cats, plus all types of art. They now have a live house cat named Mimi.

[EC, 04/24/2024]

Cat Museum carousel figure.

American Museum of the House Cat

This is the most amazing private collection I have seen! You have to stop!

[Amy Marshall, 04/09/2024]

Dr. Harold Sims, aka "Cat Man," has what he believes to be is America's largest collection of house cat memorabilia.

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.

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:
White Squirrel Festival, Brevard, NC - 30 mi.

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