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.

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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.

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