Happy Friday! It might still be February, but this week I have ben thinking about warmer days and vacation. Gas prices are rising again and the price of everything seems to keep going up. You might have started to winder if you will be able to travel anywhere this year. Well I have good news for you! Here are ten unique places that just might convince you to fill up the gas tank and hit the road. Enjoy!
Museum of Bad Art – “Too bad to be ignored” This is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms. Is bad culture better than no culture? Dedham, Massachusetts – http://www.museumofbadart.org
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast -“Lizzie Borden grabbed an axe, and gave her father 40 whacks.” Beautifully restored Greek-revival home is now a first-class bed & breakfast. You are invited to choose one of 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms and roam the house to learn the true facts about Lizzie Borden and the murders of 1892. Don’t like Lizzie Borden? Just bury the hatchet and go anyway. Fall River, Massachusetts –http://www.lizzie-borden.com
Glore Psychiatric Museum – brings to life the glorious history of psychiatric treatment through dioramas, models, and reproductions. Some of the more interesting objects on display include the tranquilizer chair, a ‘things-swallowed-by-patients’ exhibit, and a giant hamster wheel for especially energetic patients. The voices in your head are telling you to go. – St. Joseph, Missouri https://gloremuseum.org/
The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices -Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception — the largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof. When finished take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Minneapolis, Minnesota –http://www.museumofquackery.com
Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum – the world’s only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. This one has been closed for a bit but is getting ready to reopen May 9. All those dummies have just been sitting there waiting for you to come – just don’t let them put words in your mouth. Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky – https://www.venthaven.org/
The National Museum of Funeral History – Here you will discover America’s largest collection of authentic historical funeral service items. You can also learn about hearses through history, caskets and coffins, and the history of embalming and cremation. Don’t stay too long or you might end up as part of an exhibit. Houston, Texas – https://www.nmfh.org
The National Mustard Museum – home to the world’s largest collection of mustards and mustard memorabilia. You can find mustard pots, antique tins and jars as well as vintage advertisements and it is free! As museums go, this one really makes the cut. Middleton, Wisconsin –https://mustardmuseum.com/
Spam Museum – It is all about the sizzle, a trip for the history books and the cook books. Find out all you ever wanted to know about Spam but were afraid to ask. It is free, so don’t knock it until you’ve fried it. Austin, Minnesota – https://www.spam.com/museum
International Cryptozoology Museum – Did you know that Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals? Well, here you have the world’s only cryptozoology museum. Maybe you can actually spot Big Foot on your visit. Portland, Maine – https://cryptozoologymuseum.com/
National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum – who doesn’t like a bobblehead? Here you will find the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads as well as dozens of exhibits related to the history of bobbleheads, the making of bobbleheads and much, much more. Doesn’t that sound fun? Just nod your head in agreement. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – https://www.bobbleheadhall.com/
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” ~Earl Wilson
Leonard, keep emâ coming! Hope the new year has been great so far!