What is your favorite movie genre? Do you like action-adventure thrillers? Or does your taste run more to romantic flicks? Maybe westerns? How about sci-fi, or horror? Whatever you’re interested in, Hollywood is cranking them out.
And RVers who are film aficionados are lucky because they can see props from their favorite movies and television shows on display at museums and visitor center’s coast-to-coast.
Do you think Superman is the man? Then head over to the friendly little town of Metropolis, Illinois and visit the Super Museum, where you will see props and costumes from Superman movies and the popular Adventures of Superman television series, which ran from 1952 to 1958.
Fans of the quirky TV series Fargo can see the original wood chipper used in the show, along with its stunt double at the Fargo – Morehead Visitor Center, which is located at 2001 44th Street S., Fargo, North Dakota.
We have seen cars made famous in movies and television in a lot of locations in our travels. One of the best collections is at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Here you will see The Ghostbusters Ecto-1, two Batmobiles, the 1967 Shelby GT 500 from Gone in 60 Seconds, and the old jalopy used in The Beverly Hillbillies, among other interesting vehicles from movie and TV shows.
Do you still watch the Wizard of Oz every year when it comes on television? I know a lot of people who do. The next time you’re in Minnesota, plan a stop at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, where you’ll see props from the movie and all kinds of displays on the actress’ life.
And while you’re in the Midwest, make a trip to Winterset, Iowa to tour the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. Exhibits include the house his family lived in and props from his movies, including costumes and guns.
If you’re anywhere near Seattle this year, be sure to plan a stop at the Museum of Pop Culture for the new Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit, which runs through January 6, 2019. You’ll be able to see exhibits on many of your favorite Marvel characters, including Ironman, Spiderman, and The Thing.
One of the most comprehensive museums about movies is The Hollywood Museum. This official museum of Hollywood boasts the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world housed on its four display floors. Over 10,000 items include costumes, movie props, memorabilia, photographs, and automobiles.
And these are just some of the many interesting displays around the country. A quick Google search will turn up many more. How many have you visited?
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Thought For The Day – At my age, “getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering why I’m there.
I’ve been to the one in Fargo.