?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Need a vacation? 1/50 state destinations. - You don't know me. [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
randomposting

[ website | The Realm of Randomia ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Need a vacation? 1/50 state destinations. [Jan. 10th, 2005|06:02 pm]
randomposting
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |Willow]

Going to Tennessee? Go here!

MUSEUM OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS & ADVERTISING
By Bob Carter

GOODLETTSVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA - My introduction to the Museum of Beverage Containers & Advertising was when I picked up a copy of a delightful book, America's Strangest Museums: a Traveler's Guide, by Sandra Gurvis. A short time later my travels took me to Goodlettsville, Tennessee and to the museum.

The Museum is located about 15 minutes north of Nashville on Interstate Highway 65. Once there, however, you'll think you've traveled back in time to days when there were no super highways and Burma Shave signs dotted the landscape. Bring the kids...they'll have a wonderful time!

The official ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration of the museum was held April 1987. What began as a yong boy picking up beer cans off the side of the road became what is now the world's largest combined soda and beer can collection.

Thousands of soda bottles and antique advertising signs fill the museum shelves and upstairs loft. Organized in logical categories are more than 36,000 beverage cans and signs of all shapes, sorts, and sizes. The collection includes not only the first beer can made, but the first soda can, odd-shaped cans, pop-top cans, and cans shaped in every conceivable size and honoring sports figures, pets, politicians, movie stars, television performers, cartoon characters, and much more. Hundreds of appropriate historic advertising pieces complement the collection and each display includes detailed descriptions of each exhibit.

In addition to the major exhibits, the gift shop sells antique bottles and cans, signs, trays, glasses, steins, coasters, matchbook covers, and bottle caps. Visitors shouldn't miss climbing the stairway to the upstair attic area. Be certain to ask the location of the stairway to the attic/loft. You'll be amazed at what awaits you there.

The Museum of Beverage Containers & Advertising, 1055 Ridgecrest Drive, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, 615-859-5263. Open Monday through Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5.
linkReply

Comments:
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-10 06:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Amazing

I think they're super fun! I am most definitely creating a random tourist destination posting.. every few days there'll be a new installation, I think. :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-01-10 06:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Amazing

Find some kewl ones in GA. I still don't know any of them around here.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-10 06:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Amazing

Why did you delete your post?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-01-10 06:25 pm (UTC)

former Tennessean

I lived in TN for most of my life and have never even heard of that town! I'm not surprised though. My little town had mostly dirt roads too. :) I actually miss it. I'll have to go see that museum the next time I'm up that way. I love cheesy tourist places now. Detested them as a child.

However, there was one I always loved. The Lost Sea in Sweetwater, TN. Actually, it may not be listed as in sweetwater, but that's where the locals knew it. It's huge system of caves and underground lakes. The caves actually connect out west to some big tourist attraction. Sorry, it's been too long for me to remember exactly which one and where.

I still want to go back and take one of their night tours. They take you to places off the regular tour. They just warn you to wear clothes you don't mind throwing away after. :) Doesn't that just sound great. :) I know, I'm so country ;)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-10 06:47 pm (UTC)

Re: former Tennessean

I think that sounds awesome! I bet aroudn Halloween there's some cool Haunted tours aren't there?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-10 11:39 pm (UTC)
*grin* Every now and then I'll put something like that up so that ya'll have cool ideas of where to go on vacation.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: sativa7582
2005-01-10 08:41 pm (UTC)

Chicago

Do Chicago! I am from Chicago... But the weirdest tourist attraction is this car pile-up thing at Riverside Mall... It's like a giant pole with lots of cars stacked up looking like a shish kabob (sp?)... Cool stuff!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-10 11:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Chicago

That's very interesting! I wish I could post pictures.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-01-11 05:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Chicago

one of my best friends lives in Chicago..I'm going to beat him for not telling me about that attraction :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: lostways
2005-01-10 10:59 pm (UTC)
=\
um i live in BC, um so yeah there like movie stuff and some other things i not sure about serveral *yawn malls* and maybe some houses and building
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: richter_belmont
2005-01-11 12:38 am (UTC)

There's no banjo on this knee.

Well, whatever you do, don't come to Alabama. Nothing to see here, move along...
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: sativa7582
2005-01-11 09:33 am (UTC)

Re: There's no banjo on this knee.

It can't be as bad as Texarkana (sp?) drove through there a couple years ago... Nothing but nasty bugs... Swarms of them... Gross!!!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-11 11:31 am (UTC)

Re: There's no banjo on this knee.

LOL. I'llhave to. I'm gonna do all 50 states. Like Debbie does Dallas...

But Random Does Everywhere?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)