The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Seattle, Washington
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The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Seattle, Washington

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World Famous Giant Shoe Museum, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Pl #424, Seattle, WA 98101

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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.

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.

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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 Show Museum…

 

 

Robert Wadlow’s Shoe

 

See a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man.

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

To view The World’s Largest Collection of Giant Shoes at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum, 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 at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum! This is one monstrously big shoe!

 

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.

 

 

Site: The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum
Location: Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Pl #424, Seattle, WA 98101
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 up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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