This is a terrific museum about the recovery of a mid 19th century steamboat. The storytelling is great, and there is an amazing collection of artifacts, due to the fact that the ship was perfectly preserved in 45 feet of mud for 150 years. It represents the largest collection of pre-Civil War artifacts anywhere. Highly recommended.
Arabia Steamboat Museum 400 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64106
This is a phenomenal museum. Such clear story telling, and great displays. I knew very little about Hover and really came away with an appreciation for the man and his accomplishments. I wish we'd had more time here. Allow two hours.
Herbert Hoover Library 210 Parkside Dr West Branch, IA 52358
Well it's just a stone marker, but it's a cute idea. Worth the visit for the selfie if you're a fan.
The marker has been moved from where a lot of maps show it, but there are directional signs. It is near the city hall at 2022 on Greene St. The Voyage Home museum and shop is a few blocks away, across from the statue of Kirk, in Railroad Park off of first street.
Birth Place of James T. Kirk 51 IA-22 Riverside, IA 52327
Excellent museum for adults and children that clearly tells its chronological story. Lots of buttons to push and things to climb on for the kids, and a deeper level that's easy for adults to absorb through just the right amount of signage. At Coventry Garden for tourist shopping and food, but I recommend walking over to St Martin's Lane for much better dining options.
London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza London WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
One of the best museums I've been to, this incorporates a new facility with extensive exhibits featuring great audio video performances of actors in character that bring the history to life. Then there is a walking tour that takes you through many historic buildings and displays, including actors working in the businesses serving drinks and selling merchandise. Fun for all ages.
Boot Hill Museum 500 W Wyatt Earp Blvd Dodge City, KS 67801
Simply amazing. Not only did Michael Garmin capture the people, animals, buildings, and interiors perfectly, but he also created stories you can discern simply from examining the details of each scene.
Many of the rooms incorporate Pepper's Ghost effects to change from one scene to another (hence the "magic") and carefully positioned mirrors extend alleys into the distance.
It would take hours to fully enjoy every detail, but even a brief visit is definitely worth the stop!.
Magic Town 2418 W Colorado Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80904