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Miller Art Museum

The Miller Art Museum is tucked in the Sturgeon Bay public library. While not large, it is an attractive open space with plenty of room to admire the work. A central reading area offers visitors a comfortable spot to peruse… Continue Reading →

Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, is a top go-to spot when visiting the Twin Cities. With floors of hands-on activities, the whole family can easily spend a day being amused. Areas include the human body, natural sciences, paleontology… Continue Reading →

American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute is likely the most ornate house in the midwest open to the public. The original owners, the Turnblad family, made their fortune with a Swedish language newspaper. The mansion has every feature de rigueur to the… Continue Reading →

Weisman Art Museum

Clinging to the banks of the Mississippi, the Frederick R Weisman Art Museum looks like it landed, rather than was built. One of famed architect Frank Gehry’s designs, the museum is a convoluted, twisting silver mass reminiscent of one of… Continue Reading →

Bell Museum of Natural History

While modern museums with hands-on demos, touchpads of information and shiny new displays certainly have their appeal, there’s definitely something to be said for the traditional museum display. The Bell has all the appealing touches of an old science museum… Continue Reading →

Bakken Museum

Come for the architecture, stay for the electric shocks! No wait, maybe it’s the other way around? The Bakken Museum’s focus is on electricity, its history and properties. Founded by Earl Bakken, inventor of the first battery operated pace-maker, the… Continue Reading →

Haggerty Museum of Art

The Haggerty Museum of Art is a small but elegant museum located on the Marquette University Campus, Milwaukee. The museum regularly has 2-3 exhibits on display. Take an hour when you are in Milwaukee to admire both the art and… Continue Reading →

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is strangely hidden in plain site. Two doors down from the Catholic Financial Life building and directly across Highway 43 from the Milwaukee Courthouse, the museum is incredibly easy to overlook. The museum was founded… Continue Reading →

Spam Museum

What could be better than some spam? “Anything,” you may answer.  And you’re probably right. But that’s not going to stop you (and me!) from visiting the Spam Museum in Austin, MN. Wander in awe at the number of displays… Continue Reading →

Historic Auto Attractions

Despite calling itself an “auto museum”, the Volo Auto Museum has an awful lot of things that are not cars. In fact, a large number of displays could be described as “not at all cars. Even a little bit.”  This… Continue Reading →

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