“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!
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.
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.
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