The Bucket List: 8 Quirky U.S. Museums

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The Bucket List: 8 Quirky U.S. Museums

Often and rightfully a line item on many travel itineraries, major museums house important relics and offer insight into a range of cultural, historical, scientific and artistic achievements representing not just the cities they’re located in or the country at large, but humankind as a whole. Throughout the U.S., both in big cities and small, another class of museum exists as well and this week’s Bucket List highlights a few.

While you won’t find a Monet or moon rocks at any of these eight quirky U.S. museums, you will enjoy something altogether different. Some of these museums are completely devoid of traditional displays or relics and instead focus on experiential exhibits, while others proudly preserve and display oddities not likely found at the Smithsonian or MoMA.

Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.