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Fans of uncommon collections and mysterious places will enjoy a visit to Wichita’s Museum of World Treasures, where the diverse collection of items from around the world is valued at more than $50 million.

The museum started as a repository for one family’s eclectic accumulation of historic objects; it has grown to encompass an array of themes, including geology, history, music and numerous small sports halls of fame.

Among the highlights at the museum are a number of dinosaur skeletons and an authentic Egyptian mummy, as well as ancient artifacts from the Middle East.

In the museum’s European section, visitors will find a number of artifacts that once belonged to continental kings and queens. The military section has many firearms used in the Civil War, as well as weapons, uniforms and other objects from both world wars.

One of the most interesting exhibits is the Hall of Presidents. In addition to numerous pieces of presidential information and memorabilia, the exhibit features the signatures of every U.S. president on original documents and letters.

Brian Jewell

Brian Jewell is the executive editor of The Group Travel Leader. In more than a decade of travel journalism he has visited 48 states and 25 foreign countries.