15 Museums You Have to See to Believe



Tom Mix Museum

Founded: 1968
Tom Mix had many careers in his life, among them as one of the first Western movie stars. Mix was discovered while working in the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show. Before that, he held several jobs, including as the night marshal in Dewey. He was a part of nearly 300 movies, and lore surrounding his legend includes him as part of both the Rough Riders and the Texas Rangers, though neither is true. Mix was killed when an aluminum suitcase containing several of his possessions shattered his skull and broke his neck in a car accident in Arizona. That suitcase, and much more, is on display at Mix’s eponymous museum.