March 25, 2020

Take a Virtual Tour of 10 Unique Museums and Attractions

John Brown House Museum

The RIHS holds the largest and most important historical collections relating to Rhode Island. These collections include 25,000 museum objects, more than 100,000 printed books, 110,000 photographs, 3,400 sound recordings (including oral histories and music), 9 million feet of moving picture film, over 1,100 manuscript collections (measuring over 7,000 linear feet), 3,400 maps, 20,000 prints, 16,000 pieces of ephemera, 15,000 architectural drawings, and several smaller, miscellaneous categories of historical holdings.

Como Zoo & Conservatory

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is home to a wide variety of animals, from monkeys to polar bears and more. The Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is located in, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The park, zoo and conservatory are owned by the City of Saint Paul. Its attractions include the zoo, the conservatory, an amusement park, a carousel, Lake Como, a golf course, a pool and more. The park receives more than 1.9 million visitors annually.

Newport Art Museum

The Newport Art Museum was founded in 1912 on the belief that arts and culture have the power to bring diverse groups of individuals together, which ultimately promotes civic engagement and strengthens the social fabric of our communities. Many of their activities are the result of collaborations with other arts, cultural, design, environmental, health, and social service organizations, all adding to a rich mix of experiences and perspectives.

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

Step back in time and climb 175 feet of fun in the Florida sun at the Ponce Inlet Light Station and Museum. Constructed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse has guided mariners along the Florida coast for more than 130 years. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998, this world-famous lighthouse museum is conveniently located ten miles south of Daytona on the World’s Most Famous Beach and offers a treasure trove of experiences for young and old alike.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. Dynamic special exhibitions, cultural celebrations and public programs for all ages provide rich art experiences that unlock the past and spark questions about the future.

National Farm Toy Museum

The National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, IA, houses memorabilia and farm toys of today and yesterday. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of agriculture through farm toy collecting. The whole family will enjoy discovering how farming has changed throughout the years and the history of the tractors that make successful harvests happen.

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum — DAM is an art museum located in the Civic Center of Denver, Colorado. The museum is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago. It is known for its collection of American Indian art, and its other collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

he CSPM is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Colorado. It is home of the Starsmore Center for Local History (SCLH) which houses materials related to the Pikes Peak region including over 80,000 photographs from the late 19th and early 20th century, maps, blueprints, ephemera, and oral histories. It houses five nationally-significant manuscript collections that annually receive a thousand or more research requests.

Hangar 25 Air Museum

Today, Hangar 25 Air Museum is very much a Big Spring, Texas community icon, focused on displaying the proud heritage of a great city and educating our fellow citizens of all ages, on the military traditions that have been such an important part of local history. We encourage anyone with a connection to Big Spring, Texas, or Big Spring AAF Bombardier School or Webb Air Force Base to visit and experience for yourself, the history, heritage, and the honor that is Hangar 25 Air Museum.

Fort Ligonier

As summer waned in 1758, the site of a new fortification was chosen by the British army that overlooked the Loyalhanna Creek. It was the last in a string of fortifications along the newly cut Forbes Road that would ultimately stretch from Philadelphia to the site of French Fort Duquesne, the ultimate objective of the Forbes Campaign. When Fort Duquesne fell to the British army in late November of 1758, construction of a new fort, Fort Pitt, began, and the land on which it rose was named Pittsburgh.