Mike Gunderson

Key Takeaways:

  • Trying new things is in our DNA
  • Sharing your non-work experiences is caring
  • So many cultural hotspots, so little time

Walk the (virtual) halls of Gunderson Direct, and you’ll find a passionate group of world-class marketers. But you’ll also find an equally passionate and thriving culture. One that’s filled with the desire to try new things, get better every day, and share our experiences with one another (especially the non-work side).

In that spirit, we recently asked Gundir-tonians, “What is the most interesting (or cool, or unique, or fun) museum you’ve ever visited?”

The answers were as diverse and eclectic as our people. So whether you’re into ancient history, high-tech geekery, or mind-bending experiences, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our team’s top 15 museum recos:

JFK Museum

The Sixth Floor JFK Museum—Dallas, TX

Step back in time for an up-close-and-personal lesson in American History. Here you can experience the life, assassination, and the legacy of President JKF.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art—New York City

It’s one of the most-visited museums in the world for good reason. Check out the full display of a Frank lloyd Wright Living Room: Francis W. Little House. You’ll be glad you did.

House of Terror Museum

The House of Terror Museum—Budapest, Hungary

This is a visual and emotional roller coaster that examines the horrors of fascist and communist regimes in 20th-century Hungary, and serves as a memorial to its victims.

The Tech Museum

The Tech Museum—San Jose, CA

Want to get nerdy? Geek out with the #1 tech museum in the nation and enjoy hands-on activities, labs, design challenges and other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education resources.

The Neon Museum

The Neon Museum—Las Vegas, NV

This impressive outdoor collection of signs from old casinos and other businesses is displayed on 2.62 acres. Take a tour and it’ll light up your life.

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History — New York City

Relive moments from “Night at the Museum” at one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. It’s spread across four city blocks, so embrace the fact that you aren’t going to see everything in one day.

The Getty

The Getty — Los Angeles, CA

Take in the architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. Then check out the always-amazing art and textiles. It’s awesome!

The Nordiska Museum

The Nordiska Museum — Stockholm, Sweden

This is Sweden’s largest museum of cultural history, with over one and a half million exhibits. One standout collection shows how people ate through the ages, complete with (fake) food and table settings. (Just thinking about it makes me hungry.)

Prague Beer Museum

The Prague Beer Museum — Prague, Czech Republic

Czech beer is more than a beverage, it’s the heart of Bohemian culture. The museum celebrates this marvelous fermented beverage and even provides a rotating tap list. Welcome to beervana.

De Young Museum

De Young Museum – San Francisco, CA

Located in Golden Gate Park, this fine arts museum is amazing even without the art. That said, it features collections from from AfricaOceania, and the Americas—and costume and textile arts.

Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf — Santa Fe, NM

For a truly unique art experience, this is the place to be. It’s an immersive, mind-bending collection that takes you on a “macrocosmic adventure of seemingly endless possibilities.” Whoa.

The Field Museum

The Field Museum — Chicago, IL

With a jaw-dropping 24 million objects, this is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. So go ahead, soak up everything from ancient cultures to the latest scientific discoveries.

Idaho Potato Museum

The Idaho Potato Museum — Blackfoot, Idaho

Definitely on the quirkier side of the street, you’ll find this one-of-a-kind museum where you can explore the history and cultivation of one of Idaho’s premier crops.

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

Immerse yourself in multi-reflective installations where you can experience the illusion of standing in an endless galaxy of light and space. Perfect for the Gram.

California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco

Wander through one the largest museums of natural history in the world From the aquarium to the rainforest to the living roof, there’s something for the conservationist in all of us.

Mike Gunderson

Mike is the founder and president of Gundir, the award-winning direct marketing agency. Since 2003, Gundir has helped businesses drive new leads and close more sales through traditional offline channels, especially direct mail.

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