Stay near the Zippo/Case Museum
Guests at our BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradford Inn have a terrific opportunity to visit the Zippo/Case Museum. When you stay with us, the museum is only a short drive down Congress Street. The entrance is hard to miss – look for the turn-off that features 14 Zippo street lighters in the drive leading up to the main building.
Come explore the 15,000-square-foot attraction, including the world famous Zippo Repair Clinic and Zippo/Case Store and take a self-guided tour to learn the rich history of the Zippo lighter and Case knives. Exhibits include displays of rare and hard-to-find models of Zippos and Cases alongside interactive media kiosks which entertain with fun and educational facts.
Don't miss the museum's highlight and possibly the most American thing you'll ever see – the extraordinary 7' x 11' American flag made from more than 3,400 red, white and blue Zippo lighters. Other unique exhibits include a "knife-in-motion" hologram and a mesmerizing seven-foot audio/kinetic ball machine full of motion, sound, and colors produced by its gears, chimes, chutes and climbs. Try to catch the world-famous Zippo Car "at home" between promotional appearances.
After your visit, come back to our updated rooms, whirlpool suites, and rooms equipped with HBO television. Have a good night's sleep, wake up to a free breakfast and set off on the next leg of your journey.