Wednesday, January 17, 2024

VOTE! ~ The Wildwoods' Doo Wop Experience Museum is in the running for Best Pop Culture Museum in USA Today's 2024 10Best Readers' Choice Awards contest

The Wildwoods offer the largest collection of mid-20th century architecture in the country...


THE WILDWOODS - The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) announced that the Wildwoods ' Doo Wop Experience Museum is once again in the running for Best Pop Culture Museum in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards.

The Doo Wop Museum placed third in the 2023 contest.

If it receives the most votes in 2024, the Doo Wop Experience Museum will be named the #1 Pop Culture Museum in the country. Fans and supporters are encouraged to vote online for the Wildwoods' Doo Wop Experience Museum once a day, every day, until the voting period ends on Monday, February 12.

"The Doo Wop Experience Museum is the coolest, retro-funky museum in the country, and deserves this recognition. Home to a treasure trove of neon signs, mid-century architecture, artifacts, furniture and music from a bygone era in American history, the museum is truly a time machine where you and your family can experience the best of 1950's and 60's Americana," explained John Donio, President of the Doo Wop Preservation League of the Wildwoods. 

The front entrance to the Doo Wop Experience Museum is adorned with vintage neon signs from the Wildwoods' past as well as 50's vintage bicycles, making it a must-see-and-stop location for photos. Inside is a celebration of the mid-century architecture, culture and music known as Doo Wop, and the rich musical history of the Wildwoods as the "Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll Music."

The museum includes the i-Wall display showcasing the history of the Wildwoods; The Jukebox Cafe; a 50's-style soda shop complete with period furniture; some of the best-known local resort signs; historic photos; and the Neon Garden, a showcase of the famous neon signs of the era. This iconic building's style, unique to the mid-20th century, is known as "Doo Wop Architecture." 

The Wildwoods are known for its beautiful, clean and FREE beaches; its two-and-a-half-mile iconic Boardwalk with three amusement piers and over 100 rides and attractions; three beachfront water parks; shops, arcades, carnival games and over 200 eateries. In addition, the Wildwoods are home to the largest collection of mid-century architecture in the country and over 8,000 hotel-motel rooms and 3,000 vacation rentals. 

USA Today's 10Best provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, attractions and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Created by a team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about, so the content is constantly updated. 

The winner will be announced by USA Today on Friday, February 23.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

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