New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Located in an unassuming building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is a wonder to behold. The front of the shop contains apothecary jars, medical instruments, surgical tools and other paraphernalia pertaining to pharmacists in New Orleans, while at the back contains a setup of what it would look like for a pharmacist to work. According to the museum’s website, Louis J. Dufilho, Jr was America’s first licenced pharmacist and “the first to pass the licencing examination, therefore making his pharmacy the first United States apothecary shop to be conducted on the basis of proven adequacy”.
Busy Beaver Button Museum
At the Busy Beaver Button Museum you can learn about the history of buttons. Browse a collection of political, humorous and just plain entertaining buttons. Visitors can also make their own buttons at this hidden Chicago gem (or button?).
Museum of the Odd
If you’re ever in Kansas, stop by the Museum of the Odd to see things you never thought you’d want to see. The museum is actually the home of Randy ‘Honey Boy’ Walker, who has collected strange items such as Elvis Presley’s toenail, pictures of corpses in their coffins, and elephant dung in the shape of Adolf Hitler.
If this museum is in bad taste, here’s a little joke overheard at a museum to cheer you up.