BEST MUSEUM: American Visionary Art Museum

Speaking of eccentrics, is there a place that better celebrates the perspective of the peculiar outsider than the American Visionary Art Museum? A one-of-a-kind compendium of unscripted art cultivated without art-school pretense, the hipster-friendly museum is a must-see destination for visitors who want to soak up Baltimore's more irreverent attractions. "There really isn't any place like it," said the museum's communications director, Pete Hilsee. The museum offers a hyper-real sensory experience that would make the late Andy Warhol feel contrived. And don't forget the gift shop filled with so many intriguing trinkets it¿s the veritable Walmart of irony. 800 Key Highway, Federal Hill -- Stephen Janis, special to b
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