Let's face it--not everyone is into visiting museums. Museums can be boring. But these museums--some of the weirdest in the U.S.--will be sure to please even the most ardent anti-museum person.
The Museum of Broken Relationships (Los Angeles, CA)
Maybe don't visit this museum when you're in a happy relationship? The last thing you want to do it jinx it. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a treasure trove of objects and mementos donated to the museum along with the story to go along with that object.
If you have an object you'd like to donate, the museum is always taking donations. It might be therapeutic or freeing to donate something after a relationship ended.
The International Spy Museum (Washington, DC)
Listen, everyone at some point wanted to be a spy. Whether it was from watching the bomb shows Totally Spies or Kim Possible, being a spy was seen as so freaking cool. This museum tells the stories of real spies throughout history and all the objects they used. From exhibits to artifacts to interactives you can do, this museum is the end all, be all of spy museums.
The International Spy Museum is so encompassing that they're even in the process of building a new one that is double the floor space of the old one--which means way more cool spy stuff to look at.
National Mustard Museum (Middleton, Wisconsin)
This is definitely a niche museum, but even I can appreciate how weird it is that there is a National Mustard Museum. And if you like mustard, you're gonna love this museum and its collection of mustard history--with 5,676 mustards from all 50 states and more than 70 countries.
Another bonus of this museum is it has free admission, so you won't have to pay to visit the National Mustard Museum unless you want to give a donation.
Idaho Potato Museum (Blackfoot, Idaho)
Listen, everyone likes potatoes--whether they're mashed, roasted or french fried. So everyone should want to visit the Idaho Potato Museum. This museum will teach you about the history of the potato, how farmers farm potatoes and they even have a potato lab and a potato cinema.
The Idaho Potato Museum is also a holder of a Guinness World Record for the largest potato crisp ever made, so that's worth seeing in and of itself.
International Banana Museum (Mecca, California)
After visiting this museum, you won't have to rely on Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl to be able to spell banana. This museum is bananas about bananas (sorry, not sorry) with a collection of pretty much anything banana-related. From cookie jars to pencil sharpeners to harmonicas and a banana shaped record player, you've gotta visit this museum, even if it's just to say that you did.
Another great feature of this museum is that if you follow their Facebook page, they have their own international banana ambassador, Platty, that goes around the world.
National Museum of Funeral History (Houston, TX)
This museum is a bit morbid--yes--but it's also super fascinating, tbh. They have 14 permanent exhibits all about world funeral cultures from embalming to historical hearses and coffins and caskets of the past.
Besides its permanent exhibits, the museum also has special exhibits that serve as their rotating exhibits. The special exhibits vary, but right now they have exhibits on the making of a saint, a funeral artifact collection and the history of cremation.
Now go out and visit these weird museums!