A collage of pictures including a planetarium in the middle of a show, a dinosaur made of fossils in a museum, a model of an atom, and an arcade

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Best for Geeks

These weird and wonderful attractions will appeal to those who like getting a little off the beaten path. Can't get enough of fossils and dinosaurs? You'll love Oklahoma City's Museum of Osteology. A buff for aircrafts and galaxies far, far away? McMinnville's Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum has got you covered. Whether you're a card-carrying geek or just have a few nerdy tendencies, our winners here will suprise and delight—and you just might learn something while you're at it.

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