The Giant Shoe Museum was first conceived as a place to display Danny Eskenazi's collection of novelty shoes, once displayed by shoe companies to advertise their product. Only one shoe in this museum was actually worn by a human being, the World's Tallest Man as noted in Guiness's Book of World Records...Robert Wadlow. Viewed through brass eyepieces for the price of a quarter, one might see a shoe such as "The Colossus"
The Giant Shoe Museum was designed and built in 1997 by local sign artist Sven Sundbaum. Consisting of a hand-painted facade with brass eyepieces, to the inner cabinetry and coin operated lights and curtain-opening mechanism, the Giant Shoe Museum has been a welcome photo-op for tourists wishing to pose beside the world's tallest man...Robert Wadlow.