Mysteries at the Museum Travel Guide

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Don Bolles' Car

The Newseum showcases the mangled body of a car from the 1970s that tells of an intrepid journalist’s dogged pursuit of truth in the face of grave danger.

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

 
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Dymaxion Car

The National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV, displays an unconventional vehicle with a daring design that once promised to revolutionize the entire auto industry

10 Lake St
Reno, NV 89501

 
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East River Blowout

At the New York Transit Museum, a piece of industrial machinery reminds visitors of a catastrophic subterranean disaster and the one man who lived to tell the tale.

New York Transit Museum
Boerum Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11201

 
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Edison’s Electric Pen

At the Thomas Edison Historical Park is one of the celebrated inventors’ biggest disappointments: the electric pen. Though this device failed to transform the world of business, it went on to make a surprising and lasting impression.

Thomas Edison National Historic Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ 07052

 
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Failed Assassination of JFK

The Belmont Public Library in New Hampshire has in its collection a small pin that was awarded for an immense act of heroism.

146 Main St
Belmont, NH 03220

 
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First Bank Robbery

At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a sizable oil painting portrays a working man embroiled in an historic heist that sent the fledgling nation’s first capital into the grips of hysteria.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
128 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Flour Mill Explosion

Located on the Mississippi River, the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN, is built into the ruins of the world’s largest flour mill with many of the mill’s original features still in tact.

Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

 
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Flying Lawn Chair

Among the venerated vessels of flight at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California is an ordinary lawn chair with milk jugs attached to it with rope and tape.

San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

 

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