Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Sex
The provocative collection at this 14,000-square-foot museum features artwork as well as intriguing ephemera like vintage pornographic photos and condom tins, S&M paraphernalia, anti-masturbation devices from the 1800s, and explicit film clips. Interactive exhibits include the multi-floor "Super Funland: Journey into the Erotic Carnival." Titillating special exhibitions have probed such topics as desire on the Internet, the sex lives of animals, and erotic content in the media. Although the subject matter is given serious curatorial treatment, the museum experience is geared to fun and the gift shop is full of fun sexual kitsch. Only patrons over 18 are admitted, and the museum is open late—until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 10pm on other evenings—which makes it a great date night venue. The price is steep but it's deeply discounted if you purchase online.