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What kinds of weirdos go to Uranus on their honeymoon? I wonder …

In honor of our first anniversary today, here’s a little memory from our honeymoon.

Yes, Sweetums and I went to Uranus, Missouri, on our honeymoon. Do you really think we could have driven past a sign like that?

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From PicsbyJax at the Uranus, MO, website

The sign that attracts most people is the one for Uranus Fudge Factory, a very real place, a candy and gift shop.

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Here’s the story behind it: Uranus is not really a town – it’s a tourist attraction development. It includes the Fudge Factory, General Store, sports bar, nightclub, tattoo shop, a gun store with a shooting range and a lot for food trucks when festivals are held. It was built by Louie Keen, who is also the self-proclaimed mayor of Uranus. It is guarded by two dinosaur statues and a police car for the fake Uranus department, whose motto is “to serve and protect Uranus.”

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Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission required

Despite the fact that it was designed to lure us to it, we couldn’t help but be amused by the place. Below are a few photos from our trip.

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Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission required
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Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission required
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Source: Uranus Fudge Factory Facebook page

 

1 thought on “What kinds of weirdos go to Uranus on their honeymoon? I wonder …”

  1. Too cute!! Don’t know if you’re a Star Trek fan, but there’s a town in Alberta, Canada named Vulcan (after planet Vulcan, Mr. Spock’s planet). So you can say you’ve visited another planet and didn’t even need a space ship to get there! By the way, we have a town in RI named Wyoming. So I can say I went to Wyoming, and didn’t need to leave the state!

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