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  • Dreamland Wax Museum

    Dreamland Wax Museum

    Boston, Massachusetts

    This 2017 wax museum has all 45 Presidents -- including a pucker-faced Donald Trump -- and an Albert Einstein with amazing hair.

  • Optical Heritage Museum

    Optical Heritage Museum

    Southbridge, Massachusetts

    Chronicles the history of American Optical, one-time world's preeminent manufacturer of eyeglasses. JFK ordered three pairs of bifocals, but his assassination meant he never got to wear them.

  • Goddard Park: Polaris Missile

    Goddard Park: Polaris Missile

    Auburn, Massachusetts

    And along with the missile is a life-size duplicate of Robert Goddard's first, tiny rocket, which he launched from a hill just down the road.

  • Dr. Seuss: Amazing World and Sculpture Garden

    Dr. Seuss: Amazing World and Sculpture Garden

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    Kids can climb on a fiberglass Wump the Gump; adults can ponder Dr. Seuss's bow-tie collection and his pen nibs.

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  • The Mapparium

    The Mapparium

    Boston, Massachusetts

    The world turned inside out as a large glass sphere, for your geographic viewing pleasure.

  • The Witch Dungeon Museum

    The Witch Dungeon Museum

    Salem, Massachusetts

    Features a live witch trial -- well, partly live; most of the cast are showroom dummies -- right where it all happened back in 1692.

  • Dighton Rock Museum

    Dighton Rock Museum

    Berkley, Massachusetts

    A mysteriously marked boulder, hauled out of the river and displayed in a special building. As for the markings -- theories abound.

  • Lizzie Borden Murderabilia

    Lizzie Borden Murderabilia

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    Alleged murderess Lizzie Borden museum, hatchet, blood-stained artifacts.

  • Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast

    Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    Sleep in the death bedroom, then buy a Lizzie bobblehead!

  • Hannah Duston: The Mother's Revenge

    Hannah Duston: The Mother's Revenge

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    Kidnapped, dragged to New Hampshire as a slave -- then Hannah had her revenge on her Indian captors. With a tomahawk.

  • Titanic Museum

    Titanic Museum

    Indian Orchard, Massachusetts

    Where rivet counters and the rank and file can learn all about the 1912 Ship of Doom.

  • National Monument to the Forefathers

    National Monument to the Forefathers

    Plymouth, Massachusetts

    A towering, heroic-scale, allegorical mess of a monument, the largest solid granite thing in the U.S.

  • Jordan's Furniture - Trapeze School, Water Show

    Jordan's Furniture - Trapeze School, Water Show

    Reading, Massachusetts

    An out-of-control theme park-furniture store features a Trapeze School and other oddities.

  • Paper House

    Paper House

    Rockport, Massachusetts

    The Stenman family layered and pasted and rolled approximately 100,000 newspapers to make their dream home in 1929 -- and it's still standing.

  • Bewitched Statue

    Bewitched Statue

    Salem, Massachusetts

    TV Land statue salutes Elizabeth Montgomery, spellbinding star of TV's Bewitched.

  • Emily the Cow, Vegetarian Activist

    Emily the Cow, Vegetarian Activist

    Sherborn, Massachusetts

    A cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse has been memorialized in life-size bronze.

  • Museum of Bad Art: Main Gallery

    Museum of Bad Art: Main Gallery

    Somerville, Massachusetts

    An ever-changing gallery of bad art, hung on the basement walls of an old movie theater, next to the men's room.

  • Nash Dino Land

    Nash Dino Land

    South Hadley, Massachusetts

    Opened by Carlton and Edna Nash in 1939. They're gone, but son Kornell keeps this place going, and he's expanded the dinosaur track quarry!

  • Bancroft Tower - Castle-Lite

    Bancroft Tower - Castle-Lite

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    A skinny mini-castle built on a hilltop by the richest man in town as an odd tribute to a family friend.

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