The American Museum of Magic - Marshall, Michigan
It’s the largest magic museum in the United States with more than half a million pieces of memorabilia…
Presto Change-o! Founded in 1978, the American Museum of Magic has been around for more than three decades, but that’s only a blip in the history of the building in which it resides, an old Victorian structure in Calhoun County, Michigan.
What makes the collection most impressive is that it was almost entirely assembled by one man, the late Robert Lund. A Detroit-based writer, Lund was obsessed with magic, but learned early on that he didn’t have what it takes. Instead of embarrassing himself as a failed magician, Lund decided he would become the foremost student of magic history and collect everything related to the art that he could get his hands on.
The separate research center for aspiring magicians and historians of magic includes more than one million archived pieces, including a 50,000-volume library.