The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum
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The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

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The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

“Down Under” at Pike Place Market is an awesomely weird museum: The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum! More a storefront pedial peep show than actual museum, for mere quarters you can get a glimpse of some of the largest shoes in the world!

A real clown shoe at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

Viewable exhibits include the “World’s Largest Collection of Giant Shoes,” “The Greatest Shoe on Earth,” a “Real Clown Shoe,” and a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man.

See a shoe of the world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow, at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

Designed and built by graphic artist Sven Sundbaum, the exhibit also pays homage to a giant shoe left by Wadlow at a local business that was “lost” many years ago and offers a one thousand dollar reward for its return.

The story of the giant shoes of mystery at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

The story of the giant shoes of mystery at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

Site: The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum at Pike Place Market
Location: Pike Street to Virginia Street, Seattle Washington (parking at 1531 Western Avenue)
Hours: Pike Place/1st Avenue level: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sunday, 11am to 5pm / DownUnder stores: Monday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Costs: Free admission
Date: June 30, 2009

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown near Berwyn's car kabob, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her <a href="http://www.choosingfigs.com">personal website</a>.

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.