Meet the Creator of the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum

Erika Nelson, Pretty Smart Cookie

Erika Nelson is a visionary artist, educator and one of America’s foremost experts and speakers on the World’s Largest Things. She is a national researcher and speaker on Grassroots Art environments, Roadside Attractions and Architecture, and the World’s Largest Things. Nelson is also the founder and curator of a unique and innovative traveling roadside attraction and museum called “The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things.”

Nelson, formerly in network broadcasting, is now an artist, curator, speaker and educator that has exhibited her work nationwide and is in collections worldwide. Nelson is a guest lecturer and educator on college campuses, and has volunteered her many skills in aiding art and cultural centers nationwide in developing and executing events across the country. In addition to traveling to communities with her own unique traveling museum, Erika Nelson is a consultant to cities and Chambers of Commerce seeking to create their own “World’s Largest Thing” or roadside attraction to increase tourism, marketing and economic development for their community.


Special Accomplishments

Through her travels, she has written a Graduate thesis titled "Driving Around Looking at Big Things While Thinking About Spam", prepared a full meal utilizing foil and her automobile’s radiator and heat manifold, stood on a sideshow performer lying on a bed of nails with a genuine Kansas Cowboy at the last functioning "10-in-1" sideshow in Coney Island, found out what "The Thing" is in southern Arizona, drunk free ice water at Wall Drug, eaten Rocky Mountain Oysters, bought a Genuine Walnut Bowl from somewhere along I-70, seen Rock City, and been stuck in a traffic jam in Branson in front of Yakov Smirnof.

If you REALLY want to know it all, you can download and read the ever-expanding, academically correct curriculum vitae, a complete account of the exploits and exhaultations of the founder of WLT, Inc.


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