When it comes to museums, people have all kinds of preconceived notions. But it's safe to assume that visitors to the National Comedy Center, the first state-of-the-art museum dedicated to telling the story of American comedy, are in for a unique experience. Located in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, New York, the 37,000-square-foot (3,437-square-meter), $50 million facility opened its doors in August 2018, and has since been providing comedy lovers with one-of-a-kind, tailored experiences. And the place is as legit as it gets — the United States Congress designated it the country's official cultural institution for comedy.
Before embarking on their journey, each attendee receives a wristband fitted with an RFID chip that's worn throughout the day. The "Laughband" lets users create a Humor Profile, which gives the band enough info to guide them to exhibits that suit their individual taste. Here are five of the funniest highlights lucky visitors will get to laugh their way through: