In Photos: The Oddest Museums in the USA
International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico
A must-visit for fans of the paranormal and UFO believers, this remote museum attracts hordes of visitors a year hoping to uncover the secrets of the town’s extra-terrestrial connections. It was founded in 1992 by Lt. Walter Haut to examine the theories around the so-called Roswell Incident. A US Army Air Forces high-altitude balloon crashed near Roswell in 1947 sparking conspiracy theories of UFOs and government cover-ups. Haut worked for the military here at the time.
National Mustard Museum, Middleton, Wisconsin
Crazy about condiments? Then this tasty little museum in Wisconsin is a must(ard) see… From sweet and spicy to traditional and blow-your-head off fiery, if there’s a flavor they’ll have it here. Free to enter, the National Mustard Museum has more than 6,090 mustards on display sourced from every US state and more than 70 countries.
Idaho Potato Museum, Blackfoot, Idaho
Warning: do not enter this potato-centric museum if you’re feeling peckish. Dedicated to all things spud-related, the pint-sized collection covers the vegetable’s history, how it’s grown and harvested in Idaho, with heaps of fascinating potato facts to learn along the way. And it’s got a ginormous baked potato outside it.