World’s Largest Playable Guitar Is Located In Illinois
Illinois is home to the world's largest playable guitar.
I'm a big fan of roadside attractions. Some people consider them tourist traps but I find them entertaining. For example, give me something like the Bronze Fonz in Milwaukee and I'm all in. I'm also all about the electric guitar. It's my favorite instrument by far. That's why I love Classic Rock. There are so many legendary players like Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix.
If somehow we could combine the two, that would be amazing. Maybe something like the world's largest guitar. That's got a road trip written all over it. Wait a second, I think my dream has become a reality. Plus, it's located right here in Illinois.
Down in Peoria, Illinois, there's a place called the Peoria Riverfront Museum. They currently have a temporary exhibit called "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World." It's going on now through January 10th. That sounds like my kind of adventure.
I want to rock out on that thing.
According to peoriariverfrontmuseum.org,
"GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World" takes visitors of all ages on a fascinating and engaging exploration of the art, science, sound, history, and pop culture behind the world's most popular instrument! Featuring a unique collection of more than 70 instruments - ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative - along with performance video, models, and more, "GUITAR" gives you a chance to enjoy the instrument not only from the perspective of its history, evolution, and design but through the music it has created and the technology that continues to enhance it."
I've always enjoyed hanging out in Peoria. Sounds like I need to schedule a visit in the near future.
For more info, HERE.
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