Hope, Arkansas: Klipsch Museum of Audio History

Audiophiles will enjoy this small museum devoted to the history of loudspeakers and their outspoken pioneer, Paul W. Klipsch.

Address:
136 Hempstead 278 Rd, Hope, AR
Directions:
North of town. I-30 exit 31. Drive north on AR-29 for one mile. Stay straight onto AR-32 when AR-29 splits off to the right. Drive another two miles. When the road bends left, make the second right onto AR-278. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the museum -- a small yellow building -- on the left.
Hours:
W-F 2-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
833-794-5287
Admission:
Adults $5.
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Klipsch Museum of Audio History

Audiophiles (loudspeaker geeks) will love this: a museum dedicated to one of the industry's most iconic and outspoken founders, Paul W. Klipsch. Guided tours take about an hour, and cover the man's four previous technical careers, including ballistics work at the Southwest Proving Ground during World War II. Both buildings housing the museum are former Proving Ground facilities. Folks interested in the history of loudspeakers and music in general will also enjoy it.

[Richard Groves, 02/15/2019]

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