The Guinness World Records Museum features some of the most unusual, grueling, disgusting, and amazing feats of humanity throughout the ages in a fun and interactive way. Cleverly set up as Main Street USA, building facades play host to exhibits from the world’s smallest dog to the world’s largest Hawaiian shirt and everything in between.

Two exhibit favourites are those that allow people to test how they measure up to the world’s largest and tallest men. Others prefer to try their luck at beating records on some of the world’s best-selling computer games ever.

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Highlights of the Guinness World Records Museum

At the Guinness World Records Museum, you can find a plethora of old-timey palm reading machines, fortune teller apparatuses, and even a Penny-Farthing bicycle. Scattered throughout the venue are exhibits for various Hollywood and music records and paraphernalia, as well.

Check out Rocky’s Gym, which houses sports records and gives people the opportunity to break personal records like dribbling a basketball or getting a field goal with a paper football. In the Attempt Arena, you can make attempts at breaking world records, from trying to move the most beans from a cup to a plate with chopsticks to testing to see if you have the world’s loudest scream.

Good to know when visiting the Guinness World Records Museum

Guinness World Records Museum is open 365 days per year, so you'll be able to visit no matter when you're in town. There is an admission fee, but adults and children can save by purchasing discounted combo tickets to Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, and Tomb Rider 3D. Discounts are also offered for AAA members, military, senior citizens, and groups.

The museum tour takes most guests around an hour, and the Haunted Adventure and Tomb Rider attractions each take about 15-20 minutes, although guests often spend extra time in the arcade after the 3D ride.

Guinness World Records Museum

Location: 329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm

Phone: +1 210-226-2828