California Travel Tips

Wacky California Museums Feature Bananas, Bunnies, Pez Candies and Yo-Yos

Published on: July 15, 2017


California museums pictured bottom left, clockwise: Telephone Museum in Roseville | Bunny Museum in Altadena | Yo-Yo Museum in Chico | Pez Museum in Burlingame | Banana Museum in Mecca.

People collect all sorts of things but only a small percentage of them actually turn their collections into museums. ¬†With close to 40 million California residents out cruising around and millions more visitors leaving no stone unturned, it’s not surprising that people are looking for wacky, funny, cute and crazy things to explore. California has a Banana Museum in Mecca, Pez Museum in Burlingame,¬†Bunny Museum in Altadena and Yo-Yo Museum in Chico, featuring Guinness record collections. Sometimes the smallest museums are the most fun. However, there are so many amazing museums in California to see that we guarantee you will never see them all.

Museums in California

  • There are 482 cities in California and many have art museums. Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have a large collection of art museums between them. Art museums are the most popular type of museum in the state.
  • The second most popular type of museum is the historical museum featuring collections of photos, artifacts, memorabilia, and documentation of history of places and/or subjects such as the film industry or mission life.
  • Specialty museums that seek to tell stories about subjects include space, computers, telephones, Hollywood, music, oil, agriculture, trains, aviation, cars, sports, maritime, medicine and logging, to name a few.
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