The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, March 30, 2015

But are there more museums than McDonalds, Starbucks and 7-11s combined?

There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000.

Via Instapundit, There are more museums in the U.S. than there are Starbucks and McDonalds – combined - The Washington Post

As weird as it may seem, it does appear to be true. Even lowly Brevard, NC, which has one (1) McDonalds and one (1) Starbucks, has three (count them, three) museums:

  1. The Silvermont Mansion
  2. The Transylvania Heritage Museum
  3. The Allison-Deaver House

Heck, even Lincoln County, Nevada, (home to the Little A'Le'Inn) a county with a population less than Brevard, has two museums:

  1. Railroad Depot & Boxcar Museum
  2. Lincoln County Museum

So yes, I can believe that there are more museums in the US than McDonalds and Starbucks combined.

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