Business Museums: A Different Destination

I need something to look forward to.

When things open again, I want to travel … to business museums.


So, I’d like to ask for your assistance.

I have visited a few and really enjoyed them. It would be fun to go to more, but I am not aware of any business museum travel books.

There are many business museums, and I do not know them all. Do you know of a business museum worth seeing? If so, would you add it to the comments? Do you have a particular experience you wish to share? Please do. This is a chance for a good conversation about something fun. I don’t know about you, but it’s the kind of conversation I could use these days.

I’m hoping that together we create an interesting trip, even if we can’t go right now. Something to look forward to. Something to daydream a little about. Something to put a smile on our faces.

I’ll start with a list of business museums I know of and can’t wait to visit:

My starting list of Business museums includes:

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
This museum is dedicated to the first all-black union, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP). https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/

Pullman Chicago
The very same Pullman the BSCP organized against also built a town. A famous town. An experiment to supposedly improve the lives of the workers at Pullman. People want their companies to be socially responsible – Pullman is simultaneously an inspirational and cautionary tale. https://www.nps.gov/pull/index.htm

The Walmart Museum

The story is incredible. The company a giant. It has to be on my list.

https://www.walmartmuseum.com/content/walmartmuseum/en_us.html

The Museum of American Finance
Yes, there is a museum, and it is a Smithsonian affiliate. One reason I love this museum is the artwork on early stocks and bonds is gorgeous. I’ve bought a few over the years to hang on the walls. https://www.moaf.org/

The World of Coca-Cola
I LOVE Diet Coke. That’s one of my values that makes me smile. This is a huge museum dedicated to a product I love. I must go. https://www.worldofcoca-cola.com/

Amazon Tour
Ok, this is not a museum, per se, but it looks awesome. The virtual tour is cool, I wonder what it will be like in person. https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/tours

Waffle House
Seriously, how have I not been here yet? One wonders if museum peak times would be between 2 and 6 … a.m. lol https://www.wafflehouse.com/museum/

Who knows, maybe someday we’ll meet at one of these. 🙂

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