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

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“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!

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. (The only thing it’s missing is a big shoe made of shoes!)

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.

Here’s a closer look at some of the exhibits in the World Famous Giant Shoe Museum Seattle…

Robert Wadlow’s Shoe

“See a shoe actually worn by the world’s tallest man.” Robert Wadlow, was the world’s tallest man. Born in 1918 the “Gentle Giant” from Alton, Illinois grew to the amazing height of 8’11”! And a man that tall has to have big feet!

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

A Real Clown Shoe

The name says it all! This is a super long, real-life clown shoe!

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

World’s Largest Collection of Giant Shoes at the The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum Seattle

To view The World’s Largest Collection of Giant Shoes, put two quarters into a slot and the curtain will open revealing some of the biggest footwear you will ever see. Prepare to gawk at the giant dress shoes and monstrous tennis shoes that lay before you.

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

The Greatest Shoe on Earth

The Greatest Shoe on Earth, a record-breaking shoe dubbed “The Colossus,” is on display here! This monstrously big shoe just might be the biggest shoe in the world!

The Greatest Shoe on Earth, the Colossus, at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
The Greatest Shoe on Earth, the Colossus, at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
The Greatest Shoe on Earth, the Colossus, at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
The Greatest Shoe on Earth, the Colossus, at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
The Greatest Shoe on Earth, the Colossus, at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

Location: Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Pl #424, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 5:30pm; Friday 10:30am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 6pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm (Call to verify).
Costs: About a dollar worth of Quarters
Date: June 30, 2009


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The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Seattle's Pike's Place Market features giant shoes including belonging to Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man. Stop by this weird roadside attraction on your Seattle vacation and add the quirky spot to your Seattle bucket list and Washington travel itinerary.
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The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market features giant shoes including belonging to Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man. Stop by this weird roadside attraction on your Seattle vacation and add the quirky spot to your Seattle bucket list and Washington travel itinerary.
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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