My parents are here visiting this week, and we kicked it off with a visit to — what else? — the World’s Largest Shell Factory and Museum. The Shell Factory is only about 20 minutes away, and I have passed it every time I drove to and from Atlanta over the past few months. I’ve always wanted to visit but never had the time, so it was the perfect little afternoon trip for us.
Just as I expected, it was super touristy, with all the classic Florida souvenirs available, but you kind of just have to love it for what it is. We oohed and ahhed over all the unique shells, and probably more so over the crazy items for purchase. It’s probably the only place around where you can get your fortune ready by Zoltar, take a picture inside a giant shark mouth, and purchase a sculpture of shells playing poker.
The factory has TONS of other things (bumper boats, mini golf, a petting farm, a mining rig, and even live daily hermit crab races!) but after wandering around the factory (which was free admission) for about 45 minutes, we were good to go. Who knows, maybe I’ll take Jason back for some mini golf or bumper boats?
We had a surprisingly great time! Shell Factory gets a thumbs up from the folks and me.