When exploring the most offbeat museums in Iowa, you might think you’ve seen it all – but you haven’t seen anything until you’ve been to the Bily Clocks Museum in Spillville. This small museum in a town of under 400 people is dedicated to the work of the Bily Brothers, two dedicated woodcarvers who crafted dozens of wooden clocks over more than a decade in the early 20th century. But these are no ordinary clocks – these are stunning works of art that bring unique scenes to life. These creations now all sit under one roof, along with some other surprises – including an exhibit dedicated to a famous visitor to Iowa – as well as historic buildings and objects. With a relatively low admission fee, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon in this charming small town.

Have you visited the Bily Clocks Museum in the tiny town of Spillville? Let us know about your visit to this offbeat museum in Iowa in the comments section! You can visit the Bily Clocks Museum website for all the details on the current exhibits. The Bily Clocks Museum Facebook page will also have details on upcoming events. It’s not the only one-of-a-kind museum in Iowa, either – if you’re in Decorah, about 20 minutes from Spillville, make sure to visit its massive Norwegian heritage museum.

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