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Worth the trip

My friend and I had an unexpectedly fun visit at the shaker gallery. Ellen was a fantastic tour... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Sandi B
Springfield, Missouri
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Fun fun fun

Great place to visit. Soooo many shakers of all types. You will love this place. Tons of parking... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
San Francisco
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16 Jun 2018
“Worth the trip”
3 May 2018
“Fun fun fun”
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411 2nd St, Traer, IA 50675-1136
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had an unexpectedly fun visit at the shaker gallery. Ellen was a fantastic tour guide and made the museum come alive. Could spend as little as 15 minutes to 2 hours here depending on interest. I image well-behaved kids would see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandi B
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Soooo many shakers of all types. You will love this place. Tons of parking and just a small donation fee. Great for older kids too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sanfranjoe
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

13,000 (yes—thousand) salt and peppers shakers donated by a local lady. Anyways, it is amazing to see. All I could think was “oh my!” Nice place-Nice staff!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lveach19
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Clean, well-kept, friendly, delightful are words I would use to describe the S&P Museum!! The tour is informative and surprising......fun for the whole family. A hidden gem in central Iowa......go and enjoy and have some fun!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

One would think that a collection of salt and pepper shakers would be boresome and tedious, those folks would be wrong. This extensive collection that ONE person amassed over a lifetime is more than expected. Very entertaining to see so much craftsmanship in one collection....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Extremely well done display of the extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers collected by one Traer, Iowa woman since 1946. This unusual museum is definitely worth the time to "take that detour" and then being rewarded with a very interesting and mind-boggling display of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

While passing through this town, we decided to see the stairway and get a bite to eat. I had read in my AAA book about the museum but the words "By Appointment only" frightened me to even consider this. While have a hamburger @ the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Iowa seems to be full of curious and weird little museums, but this one is one of the best and well worth a detour. The 14,000+ S&P shakers--all collected by one lady--are whimsically arranged (don't miss the "Naughty Closet"), and the variety of subject matter...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Tortuga_11
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Extensive collection. Organized and displayed wonderfully. Moderate admission. Something for everyone.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank robkat72
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

An amazing collection of over 14000 salt and pepper shakers. Also the personal tour and meeting Ruth were great.

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