Looking For a Purrrrfect Road Trip Destination? Visit American Museum of the House Cat

Are you a fan of cats? Are you a fan of art and novelties? Then boy, do we have the place for you.

The American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, North Carolina is exactly what it sounds like: a quirky roadside attraction containing over 10,000 artifacts, art pieces, novelties, and products devoted to the domesticated house cat. The pieces range from a bronze statue dating back to 600 B.C., to a petrified cat that was frozen in a 16th century chimney.

Located just an hour outside of Asheville, the museum is the brain child of 82-year-old retired college professor Harold Sims – also known in the area as “The Cat Man”. Sims has spent the last 30 plus years accumulating his collection so he can share his love of cats with the world.

Since it opened on April 1st, visitors have been able to embark on self-guided tours throughout the peculiar feline shrine for only $5 a pop. All proceeds go towards funding the museum and the Catman2 no-kill cat shelter.

The volunteer-run museum can be entered through the neighboring antique mall.

“We had such a wonderful experience at The American Museum of the House Cat!” says visitor Heather Curtis on the museum’s Facebook page. “We spent an easy 2 and a half hours here and didn’t realize how fast time had flown, until my husband, a diabetic, started feeling light headed and needed to take a quick rest before finishing up the rest of our visit.”

McKinley Corbley

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/looking-purrrrfect-road-trip-destination-visit-american-museum-house-cat/

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