Trip to Matchstick Marvel Museum in Gladbrook

Residents and staff recently traveled to Gladbrook to tour the Matchstick Marvel Museum. Iowa artist Patrick Acton has glued over 6.5 million ordinary wooden matchsticks into 70 incredibly detailed scale models of life-like sculptures, complex machines, and world renown architecture. Acton uses the tiny two-inch long sticks to build huge models like his 13-foot long true-to-scale model of the battleship USS Iowa, and a 12-foot lighted model of the United States Capitol as well as many others.

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