9. Leila’s Hair Museum, Missouri
Way back before cameras, people salvaged their loved ones’ tresses, which were then braided into wreaths, or incorporated into art and jewelry, and kept as family heirlooms. Down in Independence, Missouri, one 86-year-old woman has displayed thousands of these heirlooms, some of which date back to the 17th century, in the world’s first and only hair museum.
It all sounds a little bid odd — and possibly not for the squeamish — but Leila’s place is also getting rave reviews on TripAdvisor, with many guests calling this hirsute gem a historic stop en route from Kansas City.