Originally Posted by hednic
When I was young I was very far on the left in the political spectrum and with my views on every issue. Now I'm a tad bit right of center.
Of all the museums in the world that you have visited, which one affected you like no other?
I think it was the Air Force museum. They have a reproduction of the innards of an early atomic weapon - if I'm not mistaken - the Trinity device. It was painted in that normal, garish, olive drab color. Besides being badly misnamed, IMO, it gave off a really shocking vibe of scientific ingenuity coupled with destructiveness, as if one's first-grader were to bring home a cat guillotine she made in art class. I was cutely horrified.
On the bright side, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas, has all sorts of wonderful fossils from the Cretaceous seas of Kansas, including the famous fish-within-a-fish fossil. There are some ocean floor fossils which are beautiful, huge, and just exploding with life. I found it all very life-affirming.
What's the most interesting national park or monument, or "wonder of the world" that you've seen?