Foodie Museum Road Trips
Heading on the road this summer? In addition to trying new restaurants, roadside stands and farmer’s market, don’t forget that America is home to some of the funkiest and coolest foodie museums in the world. For education, fun and pure kitsch value, be sure to check out these spots:
- Choco-Story. This New York City museum has more than 5,000 square feet dedicated to the dessert flavor we love so much. Tracing the history of chocolate from the Mayans to modern times, you even get a chance to craft your own chocolate desserts.
- The Southern Food and Beverage Museum. This New Orleans attraction is a tribute to Southern US cooking and cocktails. Visitors get to eat and drink while looking at the exhibits.
- California Citrus State Historic Park. If you love all things orange and citrus, this park and museum in Riverside allow you to learn how the citrus fruit was cultivated and appreciate its importance in California and US history.
- The Dr Pepper Museum. This bubbly tourist spot is housed in a retired Dr Pepper bottling plant that operated from 1906 to the 1960s. Today, the Waco, Texas museum allows you to see how the soda is made and allows you to sample a real soda fountain.
- The National Mustard Museum. If you travel here, you’ll see the largest collection of mustard in North America. This Middleton, Wisconsin museum features interactive exhibits, a collection of antique mustard pots and more.
- The Jell-O Museum. This museum is a great place to visit in Le Roy, New York if you’re feeling nostalgic about dessert. Learn how Jell-O was invented by a carpenter and peruse old flavors and vintage ads for this quintessentially American food.
- The Harland Sanders Café. Built as a tribute to Colonel Sanders and his famous Kentucky Fried Chicken, this museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Corbin, Kentucky, this museum allows visitors to see where the recipe was invented and offers a selection of KFC memorabilia.
- The Idaho Potato Museum. Located in Blackfoot, Idaho this museum is a must-see for anyone who loves mashed potatoes, fries or any other potato dish. Learn about the history of the potato, see recipes from across America and check out the largest potato chip in the world!
- Hershey’s Chocolate World. This travel destination includes a series of attractions in Hershey, Pennsylvania. At Chocolate World, you can learn how chocolate is made, enjoy 4D attractions, ride the Hershey Trolley Works and snack to your heart’s desire.
If you get hungry looking at all the food and find yourself in Harrisburg, be sure to drop by Bricco to take advantage of our delicious Mediterranean fare and our stylish, relaxed atmosphere. Book your table today.