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Kazoo Museum

Kazoo Museum

Not only does the world have more than one museum dedicated to the kazoo, but several famous musicians have used the instrument in song. The Beatles, Wilco, Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick and Portishead…just to name a few. In case you don’t already know, a...

National Memorial Day Museum

National Memorial Day Museum

May 27 is Memorial Day in the U.S., which is supposed to be a time to remember Americans who have died while serving in the military, but ends up being more about weddings and BBQs, even though the weather is always rainy and crappy. I didn’t think there would be...

National Presidents Wax Museum, South Dakota

National Presidents Wax Museum, South Dakota

By the way, there is a National Presidents Wax Museum next to Mount Rushmore. While you’re there, you can eat lunch at the Executive Order Grill, play mini-golf at the Holy Terror and wonder why the hell you’re in South Dakota.

Haw-Par Villa is a Chinese Mythological Park

Haw-Par Villa is a Chinese Mythological Park

Off to another new country with a visit to Singapore. The Haw-Par Villa is a Chinese Mythological park (outdoor or open-air museum) created in 1937 by two brothers who developed and got rich from Tiger Balm. It contains 1,000 fiberglass statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore,...

National Cowgirl Museum, Texas

National Cowgirl Museum, Texas

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of cowgirl. Like there would be another one? Not that surprised to learn that the men have more than one Cowboy Museum. The locations in Oklahoma City,...

Rum Museum, Cuba

Rum Museum, Cuba

Now on to a new country. Cuba is home to the Rum Museum, housed in an 18th century colonial townhouse. Guides show visitors in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian all the steps in the manufacture of the original Cuban Rum. You start with the process of raw sugar cane...

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, Russia

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, Russia

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is located in the basement of a small technical university in Moscow. A green cinder block walled stairway leads down to a military-grade metal door. When the door is unlocked, you enter a room full of old games. The entrance fee is 300 rubles...

Polish Museum of America, Chicago

Polish Museum of America, Chicago

The Polish Museum of America is one of the oldest ethnic museums in…you guessed it…AMERICA! In honor of Casimir Pulaski Day, a holiday that only appears to be celebrated in Chicago, (even though Wisconsin supposedly gets some action on this day too) I bring you this Polack museum. I’ve been...

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