Looking to head to a museum but want something truly different? Why not check out Washington’s unique side? Our state is home to star-studded collections, living sculptures, neolithic replicas and so much more. Here are 5 of Washington’s most unique museums.

The Maryhill Museum 


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Famous American Industrialist Sam Hill is the man behind this unique museum. He dedicated the museum to his friend Queen Marie of Romania and also built a giant Stonehenge memorial on the museum grounds. It also happens to be the earliest World War I war memorial in North America. There’s a lot going on here and you truly have to see it to understand it for yourself.

Where: 35 Maryhill Museum of Art Drive, Goldendale, WA
Hours: Daily 10 AM- 5 PM, March 15th-November 15th
Cost: $12

Supperfield Museum at MoM


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The Supperfield Museum describes itself as a “Mini Museum” with “Full-Size Drama.” It’s located within the Museum of Museums (MoM) on Capitol Hill in Seattle. What makes this museum so cool is that it is made up of 3 galleries inside of a custom-built dollhouse, and even has dollhouse guests and artists.

Where: 900 Boylston Ave
Hours: Thursday 5 PM-10 PM, Friday 12 PM-10 PM, Saturday 12 PM-10 PM, Sunday 12 PM-6 PM
Cost: $10

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Pacific Bonsai Museum


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The Pacific Bonsai Museum is one of only two bonsai museums in the United States and one of only a few bonsai museums in the world. These trees are among some of the world’s finest examples of bonsai. The collection is extremely geographically diverse, with trees from across the globe including countries like Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.

Where: 2515 S 336th Street, Federal Way, WA
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: By donation, suggested donation is $12

NW Carriage Museum

The NW Carriage Museum is located in Raymond, Washington, and is home to over 60 horse-drawn vehicles including “elegant carriages, common day buggies, work wagons, coaches, sleighs, and thousands of period artifacts and clothing.” Some of the pieces are of great cultural significance having been used as props in movies like “Gone With the Wind” or Shirley Temple’s “The Little Princess” and “Virginia City” with Errol Flynn and Humphrey Bogart.

Where: 314 Alder Street, Raymond, WA
Hours: Daily 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: $5-$25

Bing Crosby House Museum


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Gonzaga University has a large collection of material relating to singer and actor Bing Crosby. He was a native of Spokane and his original childhood home is now a museum. You’ll find over 200 Crosby items including “gold records, trophies, awards, and his Oscar for Going My Way (1944).”

Where: 508 E. Sharp Avenue, Spokane, WA
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 1 PM-4 PM
Cost: Free

Enjoy Washington’s unique museums!