Got Tuba? — Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum

Traveler’s Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum

Back in May of 2008 I took a trip to Grand Rapids, MI and then headed home on some backroads.  I stopped in Okemos, MI for some lunch and a visit to the Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum.

World Famous Sousaphountain

The restaurant is known for its diverse international cuisine, which you dine on casually while looking at the great variety of tubas and sousaphones.  You can also eat outside and listen to the gurgling of the Sousaphountain.  On this day I had a Buffalo Burger and it was great!!

Travelers Club International Restaurant’s famous Buffalo Burger

The better part of the journey was all of the tubas around the place.  Here are a couple of photos.

The Tuba Bar
A row of tubas on the wall…actually look more like baritones?
One of the staff members shows off his excitement
Hanging Sousaphones
Tuba Family
Have some dinner and music

Tuba Museum in Okemos, MI


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