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Pirates Museum https://pirates-museum.business.site Tiny museum dedicated to Madagascar's pirate history. The exhibits are in French but an English translated handout is available, which makes copious use of the word "booty". 103, Rue de Liège, Tsaralalàna, PRIORI travels, 4th floor, Boîte Post BP-273, Antananarivo, 101, Madagascar -18.907 47.5183
David Rumsey Map Center https://library.stanford.edu/rumsey Opened April 19th 2016 to provide access to historic cartographic information in both paper and digital forms. An incredible collection of beautiful old maps. Bing Wing, Green Library, 459 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 37.4269 -122.1679
Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée https://www.jardindesplantesdeparis.fr/fr/programme/galeries-jardins-zoo-bibliotheques/galerie-paleontologie-danatomie-comparee-2770 So you want to see a vast number of animal bones? This collection was established in 1898 but has exhibits that date back even earlier, including the skeleton of Louis XV's rhino which died at the hand of a revolutionary in 1793. 2 Rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France 48.8433 2.3634
DEVIL-ish Little Things https://www.facebook.com/DEVILishLittleThingsMuseum/ Marion Held has been collecting devils for twenty years. Her collection is now available to see in her home - a converted church - by appointment only. 3409 L Street, Vancouver, Washington 45.6461 -122.6596
Mardi Gras World https://www.mardigrasworld.com/ A 300,000 square foot working warehouse where you can see sculptors and artists making floats for parades in New Orleans and other cities, and explore a vast collection of floats from previous years. 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130 29.9346 -90.0618
Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter https://www.evols.org/visit-the-ecocenter/ This boat-shaped building was built in 1941 as a base for the Sea Scouts. It now houses the headquarters for the Environmental Volunteers and incorporates an event space and a tiny collection of taxidermy birds. 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 37.4564 -122.1084
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/ They have the Spruce Goose! Howard Hughes' incredible wooden flying boat, which held the record for largest wingspan of any aircraft from its first (and only) flight in November 1947 until finally being beaten in April 2019. You can tour the plane and if you pay to have your photo taken they will let you sit in the cockpit. The museum also hosts an SR-71A Blackbird, Titan II and Titan IV ICBMs, a Mercury Space Capsule and dozens of other historic aircraft. 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128 45.2041 -123.1453
Autoservicio Condorito https://www.airbnb.ie/things-to-do/places/2924076 This convenience store hosts a stunning taxidermy collection, nested among and occasionally overwhelming the other items that it sells. Avenue Arístides Villanueva 644, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina -32.8916 -68.8595
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