No matter where you go on vacation, the chances are good that you might make a trip to see at least one museum. Most cities offer museums dedicated to significant moments in the history of that region, and you will likely find some art museums too. Instead of visiting the same type of museums you would on any other trip, consider visiting one of the weirdest, quirkiest and most unusual museums in America on your next trip.
Sixth Floor Museum
Dallas, Texas was the scene of one of the most heartbreaking moments in the history of the country when John F. Kennedy lost his life. Whether you believe that Oswald acted alone, or you believe any number of conspiracy theories, you want want to miss the Sixth Floor Museum. Located in Dealey Plaza, the museum houses a number of exhibits on the life and times of the former President. When you go a little further into the museum, you’ll find that the former book depository looks exactly like it did on that fateful day. You can see exactly where Oswald stood and the conditions on that day to draw your own conclusion as to what happened.
If you ever find yourself in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, make plans to stop by the Mutter Museum. Often called one of the weirdest museums in the world, this museum is home to one of the largest collections of odd and unusual artifacts. It’s the type of place where you can see real human skulls and body parts on display in one area before seeing a unique collection of things found inside patients. The museum even has a small display set up that lets you view a portion of one of the most famous brains in history, that of Albert Einstein.
A Christmas Story House
A Christmas Story ranks as one of the most popular holiday films of all time. Filmed throughout parts of Cleveland, Ohio, the movie still airs every holiday season. Though the house used in the film stood for a number of years, it suffered from neglect. A group of locals came together, formed a nonprofit organization and raised money to restore the house to its former glory. You can now tour the house and see where some of the most memorable moments in the film were set. Grab a map from the house to take a tour of other Cleveland locations that appeared in the film.
UFO Museum and Research Center
With a name like the UFO Museum and Research Center, you know it must be in Roswell, New Mexico. Roswell was allegedly the site of the first documented UFO crash and a massive cover up launched by the federal government. Even if you don’t believe in unidentified flying objects, you’ll get a kick out of the displays and exhibits in this museum. Learn more about the details surrounding the crash, hear stories from people who claim aliens abducted them and take home some truly funky UFO souvenirs.
While these are some of the weirdest museums in the country, you’ll find unique museums in every city you go. Whether you rent a hotel or a vacation property, like those from Bluegreen Resorts, you can visit some of the most unique museums in the country.