New Mexico February 26, 2016
Here Are 8 Museums In New Mexico That Are Just Too Weird For Words
For some, museums conjure up memories of school field trips and boredom. But don’t give up on them yet. These offbeat places will entertain you for hours. Explore these eight museums in New Mexico for a fun and unique experience.
1. American International Rattlesnake Museum, Albuquerque
View the biggest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes on the planet. Plus, learn about venom, fangs, and bites. If nothing else, go for the bragging rights!
2. Tinkertown Museum, Sandia Park
This is one of the few museums where the building is as wacky and intriguing as its contents.
Some people collect, while others create museums dedicated to their obsessions. From miniatures to circus memorabilia, you can't possibly be bored here.
3. Toy Train Museum, Alamogordo
If you're a trainspotter, this is the museum of your dreams. And even if you're not, it's a fun place to forget that you're an adult for a few hours.
4. Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe
Find inspiration for your wildest craft projects at this museum, which serves as a tribute to talented artisans around the globe.
5. Telephone Museum of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Nowadays, we carry our cell phones with us pretty much everywhere. Discover how the telephone evolved at this hidden gem of a museum.
6. Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque
This museum isn't bizarre so much as extremely specific. It covers everything from the science of ballooning to the use of balloons during times of war.
7. UNM Meteorite Museum, Albuquerque
This museum is literally out-of-this-world, with exhibits that fell from outer space. It's tucked away inside Northrop Hall on the UNM Campus in Albuquerque.
8. Roswell UFO Museum, Roswell
Mystery still surrounds the Roswell incident. Although you might expect this museum to be really sensationalist, it actually provides a lot of factual information. Visit and draw your own conclusions...
Have you been to any of these museums? Would you recommend them?