The world’s largest collection of the world’s smallest versions of the world’s largest things…

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Did you hear me? I said…. It’s the world’s largest collection of the world’s smallest versions of the world’s largest things. Got it? So, here’s how it works:

Erika Nelson travels around the United States exploring some of our favorite roadside attractions, the world’s largest stuff. She takes photos of the real world’s largest thing and continues on her way. Back at her museum in Lucas, Kansas, she creates a miniature exact replica of that same thing, making it the smallest version of the world’s largest version. She’s done so many of these now that she’s got the world’s largest collection of the world’s smallest versions of the world’s largest things (do you have a headache yet?). When possible, she likes to take her miniature replica back to the world’s largest version, and photograph them next to each other. These photos are part of her museum too.


Erika uses many different materials to create these replicas, but she tries to keep the materials the same as the original attraction (if possible). For example, after visiting the world’s largest rubber band ball (hmm… maybe we should write about that one next time), she recreated it using those tiny rubber bands you’d find in an orthodontist’s office. Creative, huh?

Her museum, which use to be based out of a small bus, now has a permanent home in Lucas, Kansas. You can find more information on Erika’s website here.

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