Who says you need to travel outside of the country to find a unique museum like no other. Here are ten museums located in the United States that are sure to teach you a thing or two by the time you walk out of it.
If you prefer mustard over ketchup or mayonnaise, then the Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin might be the perfect place for you. Not only will you find over 5,000 different kinds of mustards from the United States and around the world, you can watch movies like “Mustard: The Spice of Nations” or earn a degree from PouponU, America’s College of Mustard. You can find out more information by visiting their website at http://www.mustardweb.com/.
There is always room for Jell-o, especially if you are traveling through Le Roy, New York where the Jell-O Museum is located. Not only can you learn about the history of this dessert that has been around since 1897, you will be able to find something special for the Jell-O lover in your life. Learn more about this unique museum at their website http://www.jellogallery.org/Index.html.
The Museum of Menstruation
This unique museum is dedicated to the cultural history of menstrual hygiene, covering everything from period menstrual hygiene advertisements to archaic looking devices that were created to make life easier on the female species. If you want to discover more about this museum, visit their website at
When the delicious meat was created in 1937, the creators had no way of knowing the historical impact it would have on the American culture. You can visit the Spam museum which covers over 15,000 square feet of compressed meat goodness. Find out what there is to offer at the museum by visiting the Hormel website at http://www.spam.com.
BurlingameMuseum of PEZ Memorabilia
Ever wonder how many different types of PEZ dispensers have been created over the years since it’s inception in 1927? You can find out by traveling to Burlingame, California where you can visit the museum dedicated to PEZ memorabilia. Not only can you view vintage PEZ dispensers, you can purchase them to help introduce a younger generation to the delicious candy treat. See what they have to offer by visiting their website at http://www.burlingamepezmuseum.com/.
Though we spend most of our day walking in them, we rarely give out shoes a second thought. In 1976 this museum was created to display the various unique styles of shoes from the 19th and 20th centuries. Located on the ground of Temple University, this unique museum houses over 900 pairs of shoes, with 250 of them on display for the public. Find out more at their website, http://podiatry.temple.edu/pages/about/shoe_museum/shoe_museum.html.
The moment you enter this unique museum, you realize that it is not what you expected. Rather than seeing old fashioned hair accessories or other tools, you find wreaths or jewelry constructed from human hair. Hop over to http://www.hairwork.com/leila/ to learn more about this museum that is located in Independence, Missouri.
UFOMuseum & ResearchCenter
Whether you believe in life from another planet or not, the UFO Museum and Research Center is an interesting visit. Located in Roswell, New Mexico, this unique museum you can read through countless articles on UFO’s and accounts of alien interaction. Visit their website at http://www.roswellufomuseum.com/ to find out more.
Advances in technology can be seen in every facet of life, even when it comes to sexual devices used to enhance her pleasure. The next time you take a trip out to San Francisco, California; make sure to stop by to see some of the devices that were used to help treat the ‘hysteria’ of the women in earlier time periods. Visit their website at http://www.vibratormuseum.com/ to find out what else this unique museum has to offer visitors.
The National Hansen’s Disease Museum
In a time when the thought of Swine flu has everyone on edge, why not learn more about the diseases that have shaped the American culture. Located in Carville Historic District, you can learn how the government has dealt with such diseases like leprosy. Find out more at the website, http://www.hrsa.gov/hansens/museum/default.htm.