Over on the Escapee Forums, someone asked what quirky museums RVers have visited in their travels across the USA. In compiling my response, I realized we’ve started a bit of a video collection of some amazing inspired artists.
Join us for a little journey in reminiscing about some past adventures.
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City Museum – St. Louis, MO
We visit St. Louis often in our travels as we have family there, but it’s also become one of my favorite cities to spend time in. And we’ve had more nomadic rendezvouses here than anywhere else. And we always take our visiting friends to the City Museum.
The City Museum is no ordinary museum, however. Sure, it is full of found things that are preserved. And it gets the ‘City’ part of its name because the found things are entirely from within municipal St. Louis. But that’s where the museum part ends.. because this is definitely a place where you don’t just look. You touch. You crawl. You slide. You climb.
This place is what you might imagine would happen if you gave Peter Pan a blow torch.
Here’s a video we produced on the City Museum:
Cathedral of Junk – Austin, TX
Magic Gardens – Philadelphia, PA
Video of one of our visits:
Salvation Mountain – Slab City, CA
Salvation Mountain entered further into the pop culture mainstream when Leonard and the mountain were featured in Sean Penn’s 2007 Oscar-nominated movie Into the Wild (read our movie review), a dramatization of the true story of Chris McCandless, who spent time in Slab City on his nomadic journey towards his tragic death in Alaska.
Video of our visit with Leonard Knight:
What other epic art projects are there to explore in the USA? We seriously need to continue this journey!