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Great places for museum mysteries
National Museum of Natural History is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

1. National Museum of Natural History

9.2
1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Science Museum · Northwest Washington · 425 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: For something so lovely, the 45.52-carat jewel of the Smithsonian Institution has a sinister tale. Several owners of the blue diamond have suffered misfortune, including Marie Antoinette. See it here. Read more.

Alcatraz Island is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

2. Alcatraz Island

9.3
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco Bay), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · 504 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: A half-century ago, three men made history by escaping the island fortress. They bought time by creating fake heads to fool guards during the bed check. But did the men survive? Read more.

3. Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum

627 36th St, West Palm Beach, FL
Science Museum · 1 tip

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: In the late 1800s, when electricity seemed like magic, a Philadelphia inventor claimed to have created a motor powered by energy drawn from water and air. Read more.

Mütter Museum is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

4. Mütter Museum

8.4
19 S 22nd St (at Ludlow St), Philadelphia, PA
Science Museum · Center City West · 102 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: Hours after Einstein's death, a Princeton pathologist decided to preserve his brain. It's displayed on slides here. Read more.

Newseum is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

5. Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 308 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: Soviet spies once passed along microfilm inside hollowed-out coins. Somehow, one found its way into the pocket change of a newspaper delivery person and is on display here. Read more.

Historic Auto Museum is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

6. Historic Auto Museum

6.8
13825 Metric Rd, Roscoe, IL
History Museum · 7 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: The legend of Hollywood's famous bad boy James Dean didn't die when he fatally crashed his Porsche in 1955. This museum claims to have a small piece of the famous speedster. Read more.

Boston Fire Museum is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

7. Boston Fire Museum

7.1
344 Congress St (at Farnsworth St.), Boston, MA
Museum · Seaport District · 6 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: In the early 1900s, molasses was used to make munitions. When a tank burst, it sent a tsunami of molasses through Boston's streets. Find out more about the deadly accident here. Read more.

Kansas Museum of History is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

8. Kansas Museum of History

7.4
6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS
History Museum · 15 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: A butcher knife at the Kansas Historical Society tells a deadly tale. The weapon was used in one of the country's first serial murders. A family ran an inn on the prairie and murdered their guests. Read more.

Museum of the Gulf Coast is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

9. Museum of the Gulf Coast

700 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX
Museum · 1 tip

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: Labor activist Karen Silkwood died mysteriously after she decided to go public about dangerous working conditions at a nuclear-fuel plant. Her purse is displayed here. Read more.

City Museum is one of Great places for museum mysteries.

10. City Museum

9.0
701 N 15th St (btwn Delmar Blvd & Lucas Ave), St Louis, MO
Museum · Downtown West · 280 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: The book and subsequent movie The Exorcist, was based on a true story of a boy believed to be possessed by the devil. This museum has the copper and zinc Gothic cross placed outside the child's room. Read more.