9 Weird and Scary Museums You Can Actually Visit—If You Dare

If your idea of a tourist attraction involves severed heads, creepy mannequins, or haunted objects, then we’ve got your itinerary.

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1. Museum of Death – Los Angeles, California

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2. The National Museum of Health and Medicine – Washington, D.C.

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3. Vent Haven Museum – Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

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4. The House on the Rock – Spring Green, Wisconsin

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5. Museum of Shadows – Plattsmouth, Nebraska

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6. Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum – Fall River, Massachusetts

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7. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum – New Orleans, Louisiana

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8. The Mütter Museum – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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9. Glore Psychiatric Museum – St. Joseph, Missouri

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  • The "Tranquility Chair". Patients were strapped into this contraption for as long as six months.

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Honorable Mention: Museum of the Occult – Monroe, Connecticut

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