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The American Museum of the House Cat

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A great stop

If you have cats or just like them, this is a must see. We spent well over an hour and could have...

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Lee G

What a fun little museum! Interesting to see so many ways that cats have been revered(or not... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Land O Lakes, Florida
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The American Museum of the House Cat is a museum dedicated to Cat Lovers everywhere. It is an Art Gallery which traces the History of the House Cat in America. The museum is the private collection of multi media art relating to House Cat that tells...more
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4704 US Highway 441 S, Sylva, NC 28779-7135
+1 828-476-9376
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

If you have cats or just like them, this is a must see. We spent well over an hour and could have...

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

What a fun little museum! Interesting to see so many ways that cats have been revered(or not) through history. From the Egyptians to Andy Warhol. Everybody loves cats. Our tour guide was the CatMan2 himself and he is a wealth of knowledge. Truly enjoyed.

Thank theseligs
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I spent over an hour here with my stepdaughter (12). There's a LOT to look at, so don't be deceived by the small size of the museum itself. Small point: I was charged $9.50, but the sign outside still said $7.50. Whatever; it supports a...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Knowledgeable, thoughtful guides and wonderful exhibits, it's a fantastic museum! Definitely check it out!

Thank okdokey2018
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is a great little museum. I was the first one there that morning and Dr. Sims gave me the tour. He was so nice and very informative. I had no idea that so many cat items existed. He even had a mummified cat from...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

If your into unique roadside attractions or cats this is the place for you. Our daughter really enjoyed it worth seeing once.

Thank homewood_traveler41
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We enjoyed our visit. We were a bit surprised that the admission cost was $7.50 rather than the $5.00 we had seen listed. Our daughter in law is a serious cat lover and really liked the museum. The museum staff were very friendly and willing...More

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 18 July 2018

They recently made some changes to the museum. The new entrance fee is now $7.50 for adults and the museum is closed on Mondays. In my opinion the curiosities that you'll find in the museum are worth a visit! Especially the mummified cat as well...More

1  Thank fluggie_40
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Note: There are no live cats here! This small (2 room) museum is a cat lover's dream. The quirky collection is Dr. Harold Sims's 30+ year quest for all things house cat. The collection is organized by various themes ranging from photographs, advertising pieces, wind-up...More

1  Thank John N
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a very cute little museum that is absolutely packed with cat kitsch of every kind. They even have a cat mummy and a sabertooth skull. The director was so friendly and helpful showing us around and talking about all the items, their history...More

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