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Jell-O Museum — The Jell-O Museum in Le Roy, N.Y., hit the road last year, and it's still on tour — spreading the word of its jiggling goodness.

The humble Le Roy carpenter who invented the gelatin dessert in the late 1800s never found success and sold the rights to it in 1899 for $450. Within a decade, it was a million-dollar business.

Jell-O is now made in Dover, Del., and the highest per-capita consumption is in Utah, where it's the state's official snack food.

If you get a chance to catch the Jell-O show, be sure to try all 31 flavors.

Legends Remembered

Liberace Museum — The Liberace Museum in Las Vegas got a face-lift last year and now features an outside wall that depicts the flamboyant pianist in a rhinestone-studded tile mosaic, topped with an enormous pink piano.

Liberace, who died in 1987 at the age of 67, might be remembered for his outrageous style, but the museum stresses his contributions to popularize classical music.

Peanuts Museum — Which dead celebrity earned the most money? Elvis — no surprise. Who was No. 2? Marilyn Monroe? John Lennon? Good Grief! The correct answer is Charles M. Schulz, who pulled down $20 million last year. How's that for Peanuts?

At the Charles M. Schulz Museum, which opened a few months ago near the cartoonist's home in Santa Rosa, Calif., you'll find bronze statues of Snoopy and the gang. The comic strip, started on Oct. 2, 1950, eventually ran in more than 2,600 newspapers, reaching millions of readers in 75 countries.

Schulz died of colon cancer on Feb. 12, 2000. Just hours before readers saw his farewell strip, featuring Snoopy typing a letter thanking fans for their support.

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