Crown Point, Indiana: Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies

A grab-bag of a museum in a local courthouse. The town is proud of its many celebrity weddings, and its pencil collection.

Old Lake County Courthouse

1 Courthouse Square, Crown Point, IN
In the Old Lake County Courthouse, which is smack in the middle of the downtown square, at Joliet St. and Court St.
May-Oct. Th-Sa 1-4 pm. (Call to verify)
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Pencil collection.

Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies

There are over 5,000 pencils in the Old Lake County Courthouse collection.

[Kathleen, 06/09/2013]
Pencil Collection, Odd Dummies

In the old Crown Point county courthouse museum you can see where Rudolph Valentino got married (they have his wedding certificate). Also lots of odd dummies, and a big pencil collection.

[Kathy Deutsch, 03/24/2002]

Mark reports: "Also, Red Grange, football player, two of the Mills Brothers singers, Muhammed Ali, Tom Mix, and the parents of Michael Jackson were married at the Court House."

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dillinger JailDillinger Jail, Crown Point, IN - < 1 mi.
Grave of the Wienermobile's Little OscarGrave of the Wienermobile's Little Oscar, Merrillville, IN - 5 mi.
Shrine of Christ's Passion and Millennium MaryShrine of Christ's Passion and Millennium Mary, St. John, IN - 6 mi.
In the region:
Big Rusty Indian, Farmer, Steelworker, Munster, IN - 12 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Indiana Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Hot Dog Muffler Man, Atlanta, Illinois (Jan 25-31, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now


Favorite Quirky City Sights