Best Museum for Things Other Than the Tours

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

No matter how great it is, once you've toured a museum, you usually don't want to go back for a couple of years, unless the in-laws show up and are bored. Stan Hywet serves as the glaring exception to that rule. Most weekends, year-round, there is something else going on at the museum, from elegant teas and wine-tastings to vintage baseball games and classic car shows, and even special tours of sections not normally open to the public. It may still be true that you don't need to tour the mansion more than once every few years, but it's certainly not true that tours are the only reason to drop by.