Some museums are so engaging that time just flies by. Your tour members get so wrapped up in the artifacts, the videos and the computer stations that it’s hard to leave. But leave they must if the bus is waiting.

Museums inspire, educate and entertain. These repositories of knowledge and stuff shed light on the past and enchant us with nostalgic memories of days gone by. They may bring out the history buff, the sports fan, the music lover and the art aficionado in us. Highlighted here are a few of the great museums found all across America.