What’s The Strangest Museum In Illinois?
There are lots of great museums in Illinois, but which one is the strangest?
Here is my thought on museums. If there a location and enough things to fill it, you can create one for just about anything. My idea was solidified when I drove past the Spam Museum in Minnesota.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy going to museums. You have to admit there are some strange ones out there.
A website called thedailymeal.com set out to find "The Strangest Museum In Every State."
What did they find for Illinois?
The Super Museum in Metropolis.
"The Super Museum is a museum dedicated to all things Superman. Located in Clark Kent’s hometown of Metropolis, Illinois, visitors will be wowed by the museum’s over 20,000 items from the collection of Jim Hambrick (owner of one of the largest Superman collections in the world) including every Superman toy ever produced as well as movie props and promotional materials from film and TV."
I don't know if I agree. A Superman Museum seems reasonable. Especially, with his popularity. The strange thing is where it's located which is a very small town in central Illinois. I think the Metropolis from the movies is much bigger.
While I'm at it, might as well check out Wisconsin.
Their choice is the National Mustard Museum in Middleton.
"There are more than 5,500 mustards on display at the National Mustard Museum from over 70 countries. The museum features mustard ads, mustard jars, and even a Great Wall of Mustard. Plus there are hundreds of mustards for tasting, so when you’re sick of the Mars Cheese Castle, this should be your next Wisco stop!"
I'm totally on board with this pick.
Would you go visit either place?
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