Not all museums showcase fine art, rare antiquities and highbrow collections. In fact, there are some rather bizarre venues out there that put all sorts of unexpected oddities on display for curious visitors to peruse. Not surprisingly, America is home to more than a handful of such places, some more eccentric than others. Here are 10 unusual museums in the US that are worth checking out, even if it’s just for a comic relief pit-stop.
1. The Museum of Bad Art
Why should only the masterpieces enjoy the spotlight? The Museum of Bad Art celebrates a “good try” even when the end result is seriously garish and flawed. You’ll laugh and possibly cry when you witness the sad attempts on display at this wacky museum. While it might seem cruel to deem these efforts as “bad,” the displays show off this art with considerable sense of humor. It’s all fun and laughs when you check out MoBA, located in Dedham, Massachusetts.
2. Trash Museum
Located in Hartford, Connecticut, The Trash Museum celebrates the art of recycling and reusing unwanted materials. Trash-formed sculptures dominate this creative and eco-educational collection. You may be inspired to create “up-cycled” artworks out of reclaimed garbage yourself. You’ll also begin to question what our disposable society throws away without much thought.