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Museums

  1. 1. MUSEUMS& TOURISMIN THEUNITEDSTATES
  2. 2. DEVELOPMENT OFMUSEUMS IN THE U.S. 1773: Charlestown Museum established Mid 1800’s–early 1900’s: “Museum Age”  Charles Wilson Peale & Phineas T. Barnum
  3. 3. DEVELOPMENT OFROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS1940’s: car culture becomes widespread
  4. 4. WAMAP MT OR NV V V Y NC TN C GA L
  5. 5. ALABAMA Scottsboro
  6. 6. ALASKASanta Claus42 feet =13 mNorth Pole
  7. 7. ARIZONAMeteor CraterFlagstaff The Grand Canyon
  8. 8. ARKANSAS“World’s Largest Spinach Can”Alma Crater of Diamonds State Park Murfreesboro
  9. 9. CALIFORNIAGrandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village23 buildings/ structuresSimi Valley Alcatraz Island
  10. 10. COLORADOMay Natural History Museum of the TropicsColorado Springs
  11. 11. CONNECTICUTTimexpoWaterbury Well’s Dinosaur Haven Uncasville
  12. 12. DELAWAREDover International Speedwayand Miles the Monster46 ft = 14 m
  13. 13. FLORIDACoral CastleHomestead Monkey Jungle “Where the humans are caged and the monkey’s run wild.” Miami
  14. 14. GEORGIA“World’s Largest Peanut”33 ft = 10 mAshburn Lunch Box Museum Columbus
  15. 15. HAWAII“World’s Largest Botanical Maze”3 acresOahu
  16. 16. IDAHOSpud Drive In TheaterDriggs “World’s First Nuclear Plant” Tours Acro
  17. 17. ILLINOISKaskaskia Dragon “World’s Largest Catsup Bottle”Vandalia 70 ft = 21 m Collinsville
  18. 18. INDIANABackyard Roller Coaster “World’s Largest Ball of Paint” Over 18,000 layersBruceville Alexandria
  19. 19. IOWA “World’s Largest Strawberry”Axe Muder House 15 ft = 5 mVillisca Strawberry Point
  20. 20. KANSASDorothy’s House and the Land of OzLiberal
  21. 21. KENTUCKYSander’s Café World’s Largest BatCorbin 120 ft = 36 Louisville
  22. 22. LOUISIANAWorld’s Largest Mailbox14 ft = 4 mNewellton
  23. 23. MAINEThe Desert of MaineFreeport Lenny the Chocolate Moose Scarborough
  24. 24. MARYLANDNational Museum of DentistryBaltimore
  25. 25. MASSACHUSETTSMOBA- Museum of Bad ArtDedham The Mappararium Boston
  26. 26. MICHIGANAmerican Museum of MagicMarshall World’s Largest Tire 80 ft = 24 Allen Park
  27. 27. MINNESOTA Paul Bunyanand Babe the Blue Ox 18 ft = 5.4 m Bemidji
  28. 28. MISSISSIPPIGraceland TooHolly Springs
  29. 29. MISSOURITitanic: World’s Largest Museum AttractionBranson
  30. 30. MONTANA“World’s Largest Steer”3,980 lbs = 1,800 kilos; 59" = 2 mBaker
  31. 31. NEBRASKAWorld’s Largest Time Capsule1975Seward Carhenge Alliance
  32. 32. NEVADAMob Museum M&M’s WorldLas Vegas Las Vegas
  33. 33. NEW HAMPSHIREAmerican Classic Arcade Museum/Largest Arcade in the WorldLanconia
  34. 34. NEW JERSEYMighty Joe the Gorilla25 ft = 7.6 mShamong “World’s Largest Light Bulb” Edison
  35. 35. NEW MEXICOFlying Saucer McDonald’sRoswell
  36. 36. NEW YORKHometown of Uncle SamTroy House of Frakenstein Wax Museum Lake George
  37. 37. NORTH CAROLINAGhost Town in the SkyMaggie Valley The Mickey Pot Made in 1858 Winston- Salem
  38. 38. NORTH DAKOTAZombie Golf Giant “A Very Long, Straight Road”Garrison 123 miles = 197 km
  39. 39. OHIOHistory of Cheesemaking Mural60 ft = 18 mMillersburg World’s Largest Apple Basket Frazeysburg
  40. 40. OKLAHOMABBQ RevolverAtoka
  41. 41. OREGONAddidas Giant Shoes15 ft = 4.5 mPortland
  42. 42. PENNSYLVANIARoadside America8,000 sq ft = 2,400 sq mShartlesville1935
  43. 43. RHODE ISLANDBig Blue BugProvidence
  44. 44. SOUTH CAROLINA“World’s Largest Peach”Cherokee Tommy the World’s Largest Crab 25 ft tall = 7.6 m; 35 ft wide = 10.6 m Myrtle Beach
  45. 45. SOUTH DAKOTAMitchell Corn PalaceRedecorated yearly with corn Mt. Rushmore Keystone
  46. 46. TENNESSEE“World’s Longest Yard Sale”690 Miles & 4 Days longHeld once a year
  47. 47. TEXASCadillac RanchArmirillo
  48. 48. UTAHWorld’s Largest Fishing Fly32 ft = 9.8 mLogan
  49. 49. VERMONTThe Whispering StatueBarre Queen Connie Leicester
  50. 50. VIRGINIA“World’s Oldest Cured Ham”Smithfield Natural Bridge 200 ft = 60 m
  51. 51. WASHINGTONGiant Shoe MuseumSeattle
  52. 52. WASHINGTON DCSmithsonian Institution19 Musuems + 1 Zoo
  53. 53. WEST VIRGINIAMystery HoleAnsted
  54. 54. WISCONSIN “World’s Largest Six Pack” La Crosse Wizard Quest Wisconsin Dells
  55. 55. WYOMINGGiant Head of Abe Lincoln13 ft = 4 mLaramie Ames Brothers Pyramid Laramie
  56. 56. FOR VISA INFOguangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/consular.html

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