Top 6 Most Overlooked But Amazing Museums in NYC

April 22, 2019

There are no words to describe how amazing New York City can be. For any traveler a visit to this city is an unforgettable experience. And you can have a lot of fun exploring one of the many dozens of NYC’s great landmarks.

However, in New York, like it is in many other big cities, the best gems are often hidden. Therefore, to truly make the most of your trip, make sure it includes visits to these incredible museums.

6 Must-Visit Museums in New York City

1.      Morbid Anatomy Museum

Disturbing is a good way to describe the exhibits you will see in the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Its very name is a clear warning of what you can expect from this place. However, this place is fascinating as well if your interests lie in the study of death as well as all things elegantly gothic.

It turns out way too many artists and creative personalities in general created works that are macabre yet gorgeous. At least, that’s the kind of thoughts that come to mind when one looks at a display of bejeweled skulls.

2.      Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage with its Auschwitz Exhibits, is one of the museums you simply cannot afford to miss in NYC. The subject it is dedicated to is not easy and some of the things you will learn inside these walls are terrifying. However, it’s the purpose of any museum to help you learn a bit more about the history and the world around you. The lesson you will learn in this museum is hard to swallow, but it’s something everyone needs to know.

Seeing how deep humans can fall when their minds are ravaged by war, bigotry, and fear is essential to understand the human nature better. More importantly, it shows you how to important it is to always fight for peace, equality, respect, and understanding for all people.

3.      Holographic Studios Inc.

Holographic is a gallery where you can see the biggest collection of holograms in the world. If you are into futurism, this is the place you want to visit during your stay in New York City.

Note that Holographic Studios is a currently active laser laboratory. It collaborates with a great number of businesses and can provide you with a unique gift. After all, who wouldn’t be happy to get a custom hologram for their Birthday?

4.      Museum of the American Gangster

If your love for Godfather moved from ‘what a great movie!’ into the obsession category, Museum of the American Gangster must be on your list of places to visit in NYC. This museum is tiny and, admittedly, it’s not particularly impressive for anyone not interested in the subject. However, if you are interested, you will definitely enjoy this visit.

The museum features a collection of memorabilia from a variety of gangsters and can help you learn about the history of the New York mob.

5.      Dream House

Technically, Dream House isn’t a museum or even a gallery. It’s an experience.

This experience is guaranteed to blow your mind in all the best ways. The place influences all your main senses to help you immerse into a fantastic dream-like atmosphere. This is the result of collaboration between multiple musicians and visual artists.

Come to Dream House to experience something wondrous and find some inner peace. This visit is sure to be rather meditative so it’s good for slow days when you just want to relax.

6.      The New York Earth Room

As the name implies, the New York Earth Room is a room, well more like a building, and it’s filled with earth. Come to this place if you are into modern art or want to understand this strange phenomenon better. It’s said that the museum attendants can provide answers to some of the questions you will no doubt have when seeing a room filled with earth.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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