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Visit a Unique Museum with your Kids

By Isabel Kallman

cowgirl painting

We’ve been checking in with one of our most inspirational mama writers on the web, Josyln of Simple Lovely. And, looky here, since she’s been on her shopping hiatus, Joslyn’s been getting extra creative on her weekend outings. Lucky us! That means more inspiration.

A child wearing a pink cowboy hat

Josyln and her daughters recently went on a pilgrimage to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas. Which got us thinking….
What a great activity! That is, to visit unique, interesting or offbeat museums not too far from your home.

Here’s a list of some other unusual museums to visit. Please do contribute your own museum suggestions in the comments section and include the city in which the museum resides. Thanks!

Interesting,Unique, and Unusual Museums

* The Country Doctor Museum (Bailey, N.C.)
* Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden (Springfield, MA)
* Laumeier Sculpture Park Museum (St. Louis, MO)
* Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (Walnut Grove, MN)
* Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (Louisville, KY)
* International Spy Museum ( Washington D.C)
* Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum (Detroit, MI)
* Matchstick Models Museum (Gladbrook, IA)
* Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum (Orrtanna, PA)
* Musee Mecanique of San Francisco (mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines)
* Museum of Pez Memorabilia (Burlingame, CA)
* Presidential Pet Museum (Williamsburg, VA)
* Center of Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA)
* Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Cleveland, OH)
* National Museum of Roller Skating (Lincoln, NE)
* Salem Witch Museum (Salem, MA)
* Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City
* Seashore Trolley Museum (Kennebunkport, ME)

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Antique Car Museum of Iowa, Coralville, IA
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE


Spam Museum, Austin MN


The Toy and Action Figure Museum (Pauls Valley, OK)


Amazing sculpture park in Lincoln, MA
thing GIGANTIC chickens and trojan pig. No kidding.


What a fantastic list! Here’s one to add:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (San Jose, CA)
I *loved* going here as a little girl because it has lots of mummies, Egyptian artifacts, and even a tomb recreation that you can go inside & gigantic obelisks in the garden out front!

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One of our awesome Twitter Followers chimed in with the following:
@werbywerb “Science Museum in Manchester UK has a section on toilets including a recreation of a Victorian sewer. Every child loves it.”