33 West Maple Avenue, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
'The World’s only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism' houses over 700 figures, promising a highly surreal experience.
62-510 Chiriaco Road, Chiriaco Summit, California
The memorabilia collection covers every war from WW1 to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a Tank Yard featuring vehicles from WW2 through to Vietnam.
1101 N Main St Austin, Minnesota
A tribute to all things Spam, the museum is home to the world’s only Great Wall of Spam, featuring over 5,000 cans of ‘America’s favorite tinned meat’.
117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Features a vast array of paintings, sculptures and video installations spread over seven floors.
211 Murphy Road, South Meadows, Hartford, Connecticut
Marvel at huge sculptures made from recycled rubbish, including a one-tonne trash-osarus. Other attractions include The Temple of Trash and the old-fashioned town dump.
51 Main Ave S Britt, Iowa
Opened in the early 1980s with money left to the owners from ‘an unknown hobo’. Amongst the museum’s collection are books written by hobos as well as records by hobo artists.
119 Third Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
In the same year that Cash’s Tennessee lake home burned down in 2007, the House of Cash Museum was sold to be renovated into office space. This year has seen the opening of the new Johnny Cash Museum, featuring an extensive collection of Johnny’s guitars.
114 North Main Street, Roswell, New Mexico
Takes a serious approach to the infamous Roswell conspiracy, with the aim of ‘educating the general public on all aspects of UFO phenomena’.
800 F Street, NW, Washington DC
Currently running an exhibition celebrating 50 years of James Bond villains, featuring over 100 artifacts from the films.
724 Dumaine St New Orleans, Louisiana
Learn about the history behind the myths, including voodoo rituals and the origin of the Haitian zombies.
Washington Square, Salem, Massachusetts
Offers a tour of the infamous Salem witch trial sites, as well as offering information about the origin of the witch as we know her today.
312 Pier View Way Oceanside, California
Documents the history of one of America’s most popular sports as well as featuring a diverse range of exhibitions exploring the history of the surfboard and the dangers of the ocean.
Pier 86, 46th Street, New York
Play with a number of interactive exhibits housed aboard the decommissioned Intrepid aircraft carrier, including the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the former USS Growler submarine and the former British Airways Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD.
1 S Main St Salinas, California
Features films and documents covering each area of Steinbeck’s life and is currently running a special exhibition to celebrate 75 years of ‘The Grapes of Wrath’.
144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, Kentucky
As well as covering the great athlete’s life and career, the museum features a number of program arenas, encouraging ‘our new generation of leaders to achieve greatness on local, national and global levels’.
214 California Drive, Burlingame, California
Featuring all the Pez memorabilia you could ever want, as well as the world’s largest Pez dispenser.
415 Barren Springs Dr Houston, Texas
Houses the largest collection of funeral artifacts as well as information on the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations and authentic utensils used in the funerals of presidents and popes.
1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, Louisiana
Located in New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood, the Backstreet Cultural Museum explores jazz culture, cultural festivals and anything and everything relating to New Orleans’ African American community.
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