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Replica of Robert Wadlow’s Chair in Alton, Illinois

A replica of Robert Wadlow’s chair stands beside the statue of the World’s tallest man in Alton, Illinois. “In November 1939, Robert Wadlow visited Virginia on an advertising campaign. Mr. C.L. Smith, President of Galax Furniture Company, saw Robert and was so taken with the apparent discomfort he experiences when sitting in a chair of normal size...

The World's Largest Collection of Giant Shoes at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Seattle, Washington

“Down Under” at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, is an awesomely weird museum: The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum! More a storefront pedial peep show than actual museum (it takes up a wall of space rather than a room), for mere quarters you can get a glimpse of some of the largest shoes in the world! Viewable exhibits include the...

Pigs on Parade - Row of giant pigs inside Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

Pigs on Parade at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

In 2001 and again in 2007 Rachel the Pig served as inspiration for a “Pigs on Parade” fundraiser of decorated swines across the city. While in and outside of Pike Place I noticed a couple of other pigs that I believe were part of that fundraising effort! Site: Painted pigs on parade at at Pike Place Market Location: 86 Pike Place, Seattle, WA Hours: Pike...

Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, has restaurants galore on top of so many specialty food, meat, and produce shops that it would be so easy to pig out there. But one of the must-see tourist attractions at the market is actually a pig! Stop by Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market while you’re doing sightseeing or shopping in the area and get ready to go...

Fishmongers throwing fish at Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington.

Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington

Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, has a wide variety of restaurants, shops, attractions, and even a giant piggy bank. However, none of them are as famous as the Pike Place Fish Market and their flying fish! Around 1965 when young employee John Yokoyama purchased the fish stand he decided to take the business in a new direction. After another employee...

Giant Gummy Bear made from Gummy Bears at Sweetie's Candy in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

Gummy Bear made from Gummy Bears in Seattle, Washington

Is this sweet or what? This big gummy bear made from gummy bears is displayed in a storefront window for Sweetie’s Candy, a tiny shop full of confections, at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. How would you eat this treat? Would you pick off one candy at a time or would you bite into the whole thing? Site: Gummy bear made from gummy bears...

Athenian Lunch Seafood sign at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

Perhaps one of the most famous Seattle attractions, Pike Place Market is usually somewhere near the top of every tourist’s list of must sees. Pike Place opened in August 1907 and is one of the oldest public farmers markets in the United States. The building runs northwest from Pike Street to Virginia Street and overlooks Elliot Bay and houses everything from...

VICTORY! I was Hyderized at the Glacier Inn in Hyder, Alaska.

Getting Hyderized at the Glacier Inn in Hyder, Alaska

Have you ever heard of being hyderized? I’ve never been much of a drinker. I much prefer downing a Coca-Cola or a chocolate milkshake to a beer or glass of wine. When I do drink I tend to go from zero to sick way before the point of actually getting inebriated. And don’t get me started on shots and that one time that I took one and threw up on a bar table...

For your safety stay on boardwalk sign at the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

Bear Watching at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site in Hyder, Alaska

If there is one thing Hyder, Alaska and its surrounding areas is known for (besides, of course, getting Hyderized…), it’s bears! And the best place to look for Hyder bear viewing is Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site. Of course, I didn’t actually SEE any bears while I was in Hyder there (although there was, apparently, one outside of a bar we went...