My husband and I dedicate Fridays for a “date day” each week—trying to find at least one or two fun things to do and explore on that day. One of those “fun” things has been to go to a museum.
I realize that a “museum” date idea might evoke a yawn or a roll of the eyes from you or your spouse. But let me tell you, there are a wide-variety of museums, so there’s bound to be something that will catch your eye or attention.
The photo above was taken when we did an overnight trip to Hannibal, Missouri where you can visit the Tom Sawyer museum. I was pretending to “whitewash the fence” like Tom Sawyer did in Mark Twain’s book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
We also went on a Trolley tour of Hannibal that gave us a lot of historical information on Mark Twain’s life, the town of Hannibal, as well as taking us by the infamous cave where “Tom Sawyer” (actually Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain) explored and got lost when he was a boy.
It was a lot of fun and a bit thrilling too since our Trolley driver wasn’t the best driver on the road! Lol! 😉
Some of the other types of museums we’ve visited and enjoyed include: a local wax museum (including Madame Tussaud’s in London, when we vacationed in the U.K.), Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and The Museum of Westward Expansion (currently under renovation) which is beneath the St. Louis Arch, just to name a few.
I’m certain you and your spouse have lots of museums of all types near you or at the nearest large city. I’m including a directory of U.S. Museums that will give you ideas state by state and city by city.
If you live somewhere outside of the U.S. and know of a museum that you enjoyed visiting, I’d love it if you’d share about it in the comments.
There’s an added bonus that comes with visiting a museum, it gives you and your spouse something to chat about over a cup of coffee or dinner that hopefully will round off your museum visit!
What are some museums you’ve visited in or near your hometown?
What museum do you hope to visit—making it into a date with your spouse?
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