You Won't Believe These Quirky U.S. Museums Actually Exist

When someone suggests visiting a museum while on your family vacation, you might not be entirely thrilled. Because, let's face it, some museums can be a snooze.

But, not all.

We've rounded up eleven of the quirkiest museums around the United States you'll actually be begging to pit stop into on your next road trip. Scroll below to take a peek!

1. Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia in Burlingame, California

If you're a fan of candy—PEZ in particular—you'll want to visit this sweet attraction. The museum supposedly has an example of every PEZ dispenser ever sold—more than 1,000 pieces. Crazy.


2. Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, California

You might actually believe in Bigfoot after taking a trip to this museum, which hosts a collection of local sightings and explains the popular culture and history of the American folklore.

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3. Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, California

Take a trip to the Museum of Neon Art for a spectacle that will really wow your eyes and mind. This is the only museum in the world completely devoted to featuring art in electric media. You'll light up when you see this stuff! ????


4. International Banana Museum in  Mecca, California

You'll go b-a-n-a-n-a-s when you see all the banana-themed objects this museums holds. Seriously, they've got everything from staplers and ties to candles and dolls. Don't worry, you can also purchase actual bananas, too. Phew. ????


5. The Bunny Museum in Pasadena, California

This is by far the cutest museum in the bunch. As you walk through, you can expect to see over 30,000 bunny collectibles, including furniture, toiletries, books and games. The best part about this museum? There are live bunnies lounging and hopping around the house. Sign us up!

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6. Lunch Box Museum in Columbus, Georgia

We have a passion for cute vintage lunch boxes, so of course we were ecstatic when we heard news that a lunch box museum was a thing. This quaint little attraction has thousands of classic metal lunch boxes lined up on the wall, hanging from the ceiling and arranged on furniture. A total dream.

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7. Museum of Bad Art in Dedham Square, Massachusetts

If you're not the most artistic, you'll appreciate this gem of a place that's dedicated to celebrating bad art in all of its forms. One trip to this museum will make you feel better about your own artistic abilities. ????

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8. SPAM Museum in Austin, Minnesota

Passionate about canned meat? Then the SPAM Museum is just for you. Learn all about the creation of this unique product and just try not eat the exhibits.


9. International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico

After visiting this UFO center, you'll be more likely to believe in extraterrestrials. This museum focuses on revealing all the details of a peculiar UFO sighting in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Spooky.

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10. The Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

We guarantee you've never seen quite so many salt and pepper shakers all in one place. This museum has over 20,000 sets. Think how many dishes you could season!


11. International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Ever dreamed of being a secret agent or spy? Now's your chance. Visit the International Spy Museum for a taste of what it's like to be an espionage and a peek at the largest collection of international spy artifacts ever. 


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