The National Museum of Funeral History is a nice diversion from Houston, Texas’ flagship oil and gas metropolis. Drive roughly 30 minutes north of the downtown business district, and watch the landscape transform from skyscraper-covered city scapes to suburb. However, these suburbs contain one of the world’s most unique museums. The National Museum of Funeral History showcases an impressive collection of death rituals from around the world. Visitors can get up close with replicas of classic hearsts and horse-drawn carriages. Other visitor favorites include a morbid display of modern coffins as well as replicas of impressive bird-shaped coffins. The museum also has shrines for deceased heroes and public figures, including a famous exhibit about the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II.