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For most of our lives, many of us have gone to museums, whether it was with friends, family, alone, or on a school trip. I swear, teachers loved to take students out of the classroom to go to a museum or aquarium for the day.

There are many well-known museums all around the world, the Louvre in France, the Salem Witch Museum in Massachusetts, and The Metropolitan in New York, just to name a few.

No matter what your interests are, art, history, maritime, natural history, or science, there is a museum out there for you. It doesn't matter where you travel to, there will be museums everywhere you go.

However, New England is home to some obscure and unique museums. Whether you are visiting Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont, there is someplace for you or your family to make a pitstop if you want to see something out of the ordinary.

One of the unique stops in Maine is the Cryptozoology museum, that's right, you can really go see some things that are strange and unusual, which will definitely make you question if bigfoot actually exists.

If that is not your cup of tea, then what about a museum revolving around things you see or do on a daily basis? The Museum of Everyday Life is an actual place you can visit and it is in New England.

These unique museums remind me of the off-the highway stops that make you question "why," like the Clown Motel in Nevada.

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There are some unique museums all over New England that you may not have known about, that are worth checking out. 

10 Maine Museums

Do you love learning new things? Why not visit one of Maine's incredible museums? Here are 9 very unique museums that are probably less than a two hour drive from where you are now. Please Note: Some of these museums may still have limited hours or COVID-19 restrictions. So, please call ahead (check their website) and be prepared.

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