Museums & Tours

Explore some of the finest natural history museums, art museums and factory tours. Pack up the family and enjoy Boston Children's Museum, Cooperstown, Ben and Jerry's Factory Tour.


When Carnegie Museum of Natural History conservators examined the diorama "Lion Attacking a Dromedary," they found a human skull in the male figure.

The newest Smithsonian museum has artifacts from luminaries ranging from Harriet Tubman to Michael Jackson.

Sure, you can easily find a museum full of dinosaur bones or ancient art. But what if you're really into gelato or weird medical devices? Or toilet seat art?

Sixteen acres of land surrounding the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center are being rebuilt. Eight are devoted to honoring the victims.

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the face of New York City and the U.S. as a whole. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was designed to commemorate the lives lost that day, but its creation didn't come without speed bumps of its own.

The Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) earned its status by helping people understand the visual art of their time. It was also the first museum to focus solely on modern art from the day it opened in 1929.

When it opened in the fall of 1959, the Guggenheim Museum was a lightning rod for controversy. But today, the Guggenheim Museum appeases the art establishment and amateur art aficionados alike.

What began as a small display in the Malibu home of oil industrialist J. Paul Getty has grown into one of the top art museums in the U.S. today. What can you expect to find if you visit the Getty?

The Musée du Louvre houses some of the world's most beloved and significant artworks. However, it didn't start out that way. Would you believe that the place that holds the "Mona Lisa" used to be a fortress?

The Smithsonian Institution, America's attic, is home to some 137 million objects -- ruby slippers, presidential hair, shrunken heads, animal pelts and even dinosaur poop. What are 10 of the strangest items in the museum's collection?

What do the Spirit of St. Louis, Dorothy's slippers and Mei Xiang the panda have in common? They're all part of the Smithsonian Institution's remarkable collection. But what's the mystery behind the founding of the "Nation's Attic"?

Besides sipping plenty of vino, you'll get to stroll the sun-drenched rows of vines and perhaps even eat a few of the grapes. What else can you expect from a wine tour?

The College Football Hall of Fame moved from Ohio to the downtown area of South Bend in 1995. The Hall of Fame today is highlighted by an unusual architecture of ramps, spirals, and tunnels. Read about vacations to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Visitors to the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site are reminded that King could have lived a cozy, middle-class life. Instead he spent years traveling and speaking for civil rights. Read more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Hi

Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta in 1886, and it quickly became a favorite beverage across the world. The company's showcase museum, the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia, is a tribute to the brand. Check out vacations to the World of Coca-Cola

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is an Art Deco masterwork that attracts many its headquarters and gallery building. Union Terminal opened during the depths of the Great Depression. Read about vacations to Cincinnati Museum Center.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is devoted to documenting, studying, and interpreting the history of the Holocaust. It is also a memorial to the Holocaust's six million victims. Learn about vacations to the Holocaust Memorial M

Mabry Mill lies alongside Virginia's stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mill's namesake, Ed Mabry, began building the complex in 1905. The mill was an active gristmill and sawmill in the early part of the 20th century. Learn more about Mabry Mill

There are hundreds of Vermont vacation towns where you can get away from it all and enjoy what the state has to offer. But if you are in search of its spirit, you may want to visit Woodstock, Vermont, home of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

Louisiana's Great River Road is also known as Plantation Alley. Thirty antebellum mansions and 10 other old properties sit regally on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Read about tours and bed-and-breakfast inns along the Great River Road.

The largest home in the United States is the centerpiece of an immaculate 8,000-acre estate that includes lush gardens, active vineyards, and even a luxury inn. Learn more about planning family vacations to this swanky, historic tourist attraction.

This perspective-twisting museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to be a work of art itself is also home to world-famous paintings. Learn more about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and family vacations in New York.

Carnegie Science Center features interactive exhibits just for kids and animated exhibits as well as other attractions such as several theaters and a planetarium with laser light shows. Find out more about Carnegie Science Center.

Winterthur Gardens and Enchanted Woods a popular attraction for families features a three-acre fairy-tale garden and play area with a child-sized parlor general store and old-fashioned toys. Learn more about Winterthur Gardens and Enchanted Woods.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, with its renowned hands-on fun exhibits, is the largest collection of its kind in the world. Learn more about this family vacation in Indiana.