Oktibbeha Heritage Museum
206 Fellowship St., (662) 323-0211
Housed in the historic Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad depot, the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum chronicles the history of Starkville and the county. Exhibits include Coca Cola memorabilia, a Civil War and Military display, early medical and dental instruments, and more. An outdoor garden demonstrates water conservation.
Templeton Music Museum
Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2259
Focusing on the sweeping changes that occurred in the music business in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Charles H. Templeton, Sr., Music Museum houses more than 22,000 pieces of sheet music, recordings, and mechanical musical instruments from that period.
Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum
Hilbun Hall, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-3915
Rocks, fossils, a triceratops skull, and a sabertooth tiger head are among the exhibits in the Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum.
John Grisham Room
Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-9350
Visitors to the John Grisham Room in the MSU Library can view materials and memorabilia on display to gain insight into this best-selling Mississippi author’s creative process.
Wade Clock Museum
Cullis Wade Depot, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2330
The Cullis and Glady Wade Gallery and Clock Museum showcases a collection of more than 400 clocks and watches dating back as far as the 1700s. Most are of American manufacture, but some French and German pieces are included.
Mississippi Entomological Museum
Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2989
The third largest collection of insects in the southeastern United States, with 1 million specimens, is housed in the Mississippi Entomological Museum. Included is a collection of more than 40,000 images by noted entomological photographers Ross Hutchins and David Young.
Cobb Institute Museum of Archaeology
Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-3826
The Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archeaology displays artifacts from the Native American cultures of the southeastern United States and the civilizations of the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean region.
Historic Costumes and Textiles Collection
Moore Hall, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2950
Costumes and related items dating from the mid-1800s to the current date are the focus of this unique collection.
BMW Motorcycle Museum
3400 Earles Fork Rd., Sturgis, MS; (662) 465-6444
Bench Mark Works motorcycles built before 1984 are on display at the BMW Motorcyle Museum in Sturgis, Mississippi, site of the annual Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally.