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Andy Griffith Museum – it’s a little piece of Mayberry in NC

Andy Griffith Museum – it’s a little piece of Mayberry in NC

Howdy! Few can forget the beloved Sheriff of Mayberry. That’s especially true for the citizens of Mt. Airy, the boyhood hometown of Andy Griffith, whose streets and hometown characters bear a striking resemblance to the fictional Mayberry.

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Strange “cures” on display at the Glore Psychiatric Museum

Strange “cures” on display at the Glore Psychiatric Museum

In 1967, when George Glore first devised having a museum dedicated to the various treatments for the mentally ill, this was part of St. Joseph State Hospital (aka the State Lunatic Aslyum #2.)

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Spam, spam, spam, spam – a museum to meat in a can

Spam, spam, spam, spam – a museum to meat in a can

16,500 square feet of Spam history and memorabilia. Be sure to do the quick tour of the museum and try your hand at canning a block of meat history.

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The Must-See Museum – AVAM (American Visionary Art Museum)

The Must-See Museum – AVAM (American Visionary Art Museum)

When you see one of Vollis Simpson’s whirligigs adorning the front lawn of a museum, you know it’s no ordinary place. This is indeed the mecca for those who appreciate work by self-taught, outsider or visionary artists.

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Hula Ville – Route 66 folk art attraction became a legend

Hula Ville – Route 66 folk art attraction became a legend

Despite being a California State Landmark, this folk art environment was dismantled. Luckily, some of the pieces were saved and can be seen in the California Route 66 Museum: “Hula Ville – Twentieth Century Folk Art”.

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Keepers of the Clock at the Atlanta Museum

Keepers of the Clock at the Atlanta Museum

Atlanta Public Library, Museum and Clock Tower 100 SE Race St Atlanta, IL (217) 648-2112 Route 66 attraction, Architecture Built in 1908, the octagonal library with a 36- ft clock tower is now a museum on the National Register of Historic Places. The clock tower…

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In Washington DC, a throne …

In Washington DC, a throne …

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millenium General Assembly – James Hampton 1909-1964 8th and F Streets, N.W. Washington, DC 202 633-7970 Folk Art Exhibit “Where there is no vision, the people perish”  — Proverbs 29:18 (King James Version) posted on the wall…

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World class American art in Arkansas…

World class American art in Arkansas…

As a continuation of  a friend’s birthday celebration, we took a road trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Although the name evokes either an annex of the nearby Precious Moments Museum, or a rehab facility, the museum itself houses a fairly impressive collection of…

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Art-guarding lions

Art-guarding lions

This museum is home to one of the best and most diverse art collections in the world, including George Seurat’s enormous “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Be sure to see Marc Chagall’s breathtaking “America Windows”(tribute to America’s bicentennial), as well…

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Ride the dragon

Ride the dragon

Located in front of the Smithsonian castle, this colorful carousel was built in 1947 by the Allan Herschell Co. It was placed on the Mall in 1891 and features 60 horses (including my favorite, a Sea Dragon.) Before the carousel arrived, it was a popular…

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