Along the Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30) in Pennsylvania you'll come across one of the strangest, and coolest, roadside oddities you may ever see. I stumbled upon it by chance a few years ago, and recently went back when I was in the area. Inside Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum are over 8000 elephants of all shapes and sizes and types. The museum was also featured in the movie "Route 30, A Backwards Comedy, Hon!" (no, I haven't seen it). In 2010 almost 2000 pieces of the elephant collection were destroyed when Mr. Ed's caught fire. The museum is free to browse and a walk around the grounds outside reveals elephants hidden just about everywhere. Some believe elephants bring good luck. I don't know about all that, but this place if definitely worth a stop.
|An elephant hung on a tree outside the museum|
|Mr. Ed's collection is considered the largest personal collection of elephants in the world.|