Unusual Museums

A roundup of five articles showcases museums that will surprise and delight you.

vintage neon signs in the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas, image

At the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas, all signs point to the past.

Looking for a place to hit a gong? We know where to go. Want to see a metal squeegee used by ancient Romans after bathing, or a 1958 Fender Stratocaster signed by Dick Dale, or a jailhouse that starred in The Goonies? We can help you with that, too. These five articles salute wonderfully curious collections.

The Musical Instrument Museum: 5,000 instruments in Phoenix, Ariz.

Neon Museum: Electric signs of yesteryear in Vegas

Museum of Clean: A collection in Idaho celebrates cleanliness

Jimmy Buffet's Surf Museum: Margaritas and boards in Honolulu

Oregon Film Museum: Memorabilia from The Goonies in an old county jail

Photography courtesy of Neon Museum

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