The real-life Nutcracker Museum is located in Leavenworth, WA, and is home to over 1,000 nutcrackers, some dating back as far as 6,000 years ago. Since opening in 1995, the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum has seen visitors from more than 70 countries. Its curator, Arlene Wagner, is affectionately known as “The Nutcracker Lady.”


  • You may recognize two of the nutcrackers hidden on this cottage… They’re very familiar to us!
  • What is the name of the largest nutcracker? (hint: check the Nutcracker Museum’s website!)