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.


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The Disgusting Food Museum: One Man's Yuck Is Another Man's Yum

What's nauseating and inedible to one man is ambrosia to another. The cultural differences people have around food are the reason for Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum.

6 Sweet Spots Every Chocolate-lover Should Visit

Serious chocoholics can't get enough of their favorite treat and are always looking for ways to get more of it. These chocolate-themed attractions should help satisfy their sweet teeth.

Alabama Memorial Remembers the 4,400-plus Who Were Lynched in the U.S.

The lynching memorial and its sister project, the Legacy Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama, cause Americans to reflect on a past they'd rather forget or know little about. We pay a visit.

5 Funniest National Comedy Center Highlights

The $50 million facility was designated as the country's official cultural institution for comedy by the U.S. Congress. So what's inside?

Ridiculous History: Famous Museum Diorama Includes Human Remains

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

5 Don't-Miss Items in the Smithsonian African American History Museum

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

10 Weirdest Museums You Really Should Visit

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?

How the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Works

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

How much did the National September 11 Memorial and Museum cost?

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.

How MoMA Works

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.

How the Guggenheim Museum Works

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.

How the J. Paul Getty Museum Works

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?

How the Louvre Works

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?

10 Strange Things in the Smithsonian's Collection

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?

How the Smithsonian Institution Works

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"?

How Wine Tours Work

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?

Family Vacations: College Football Hall of Fame

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.

Family Vacations: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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

Family Vacations: World of Coca-Cola

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

Family Vacations: Cincinnati Museum Center

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.

Family Vacations: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

Family Vacations: Mabry Mill

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

Family Vacations: Vermont Institute of Natural Science

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.

Family Vacations: Plantation Alley

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.

Family Vacations: Biltmore Estate

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.