It is fitting 'the potato capital of the world' would have a spud-tacular museum. The Idaho Potato Museum pays homage to all things po-ta-to. Located in the former Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot, the 5,500-square-foot museum features exhibits on the root veggie's history, the growing and harvesting process, the industry, and nutrition. Artifacts include one of the largest collections of potato mashers in the world and the largest potato crisp ever made. Visitors can do experiments in the Potato Lab and enjoy a freshly baked potato in the museum's cafe.
While history, science and art museums are popular attractions coast to coast, museums of the obscure draw out the quirky among us, who are willing to travel far and wide for unique collections. Thanfully, there are dozens of wacky, wonderful and weird museums in the US. Some are dedicated to single subjects with a cult-like following– like the SPAM Museum or the Roswell UFO Museum & Research Center – others recreate nostalgic places from the past (the Waffle House Museum in Decatur, Georgia is a complete replica of the original restaurant). Others are just random and fun: the International Banana Museum in Mecca, California features a collection of 25,000 banana artifacts. From food to flying saucers to funerals, these are 10 weirdest museums in the US.