13 Unique Museums That You Should Definitely Visit On Your Next Vacation

What are you going to do on your summer vacation?

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Andy Warhol Museum , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The largest museum dedicated to a single artist in the United States, the Andy Warhol museum features works from throughout the career of the king of pop art. The museum is located in the North Side of Pittsburgh, which was Warhol's hometown.

Closest Airport: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Other Nearby Activities: While in Pittsburgh, you could catch a Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park, which is just a couple blocks from the Warhol, visit the nearby Mattress Factory museum or take the streetcar to visit Warhol's grave south of the city.

Similar Museums Worth Visiting: Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

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Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California

Asian Art Museum , San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum features one of the largest and most comprehensive collection of art and handicrafts from throughout the Asian continent.

Closest Airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Other Nearby Activities: You are in San Francisco, figure it out as your ride a cable car. That being said, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the California Academy of Sciences are pretty cool.

Similar Museums Worth Visiting: Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York

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The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum , Honolulu, Hawai'i

While Honolulu's Bishop museum features several different exhibits ranging from Earth science to art, what really makes this museum unique is its collection of items of importance from the Hawai'ian people and their culture, which is unparalleled, and visiting the Bishop Museum means you are in Hawai'i, which is pretty excellent.

Closest Airport: Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Other Nearby Activities: If you've grown tired of Oahu's beaches, why not take a hike to the top of Diamond Head or take a day trip to the North Shore hamlet of Haleiwa.

Similar Museums Worth Visiting: National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.; Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, Hawai'i

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