CNN Travel News Video: Feature On Seale, Alabama’s Museum Of Wonder

The following CNN travel news video is about a place in Seale, Alabama. It is called the “Museum Of Wonder.” This video was added to the CNN website on March 15, 2013.

Seale is about 80 miles east of Montgomery. It proudly calls itself the home of East Alabama’s oldest public building.

You go down a gravel road to get to the Museum Of Wonder. Butch Anthony is the owner of the museum. It is pretty small, so he is also the curator and does some artistic work there, as well.

Looking at this Seale, Alabama museum, it’s hard to tell exactly what the theme is. It has a lot of random displays of various different things. Butch Anthony says that some people even come and just leave stuff on his doorstep. But if there is a theme, it is apparently “wackiness.”

The story of how the Museum of Wonder started (about 20 years ago) is about as wacky as the exhibits. A guy was plowing on the Anthony place and hit a turnip, apparently creating some weird face-like shape on the turnip. Anthony sold it as an antique for $50. He then figured he could sell other weird stuff and eventually decided to start the museum. Many of the displays are just things that Anthony made. So it is part art museum and part history museum and whatever else you can fit in the kitchen sink.

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