Rocky's Hall of Fame Pioneers Museum

Murray River

Named after Dean 'Rocky' Page, local radio legend, Rocky's blares sincere rural twangings down the main street from outdoor speakers. Inside is a wealth of country-and-western ephemera. Don't miss the 35m Botanical Garden Guitar out the back, inlaid with the handprints of 160 country musos: Slim Dusty to Kasey Chambers and everyone in between. Silly opening hours – call to make an appointment at other times.

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