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We've all been to museums to explore captivating exhibitions and get a glimpse into history. But how many of us visit them to quench our thirst? If you're a lover of tea, apple cider or an ice cold beer then these next five attractions are determined to send you on a wild culinary journey. Full of flavor with enticing stories to match, these experiences will have you raising your glass in appreciation.
Nava, Spain: Cider Museum
There's no denying that the sangria is one of the great thirst-quenchers in Spain, but in villages like Nava, the cider rules. A demonstration of the historic and cultural role of the drink can be found at the Cider Museum, where a qualified tour guide leads his thirsty visitors through the creation of this national beverage of the Asturias.
From the aromas of apples to the historic devices on display, it is easy to see that the Asturians take their cider consumption seriously. That's not to say there isn't some tongue-in-cheek humor involved, as visitors are encouraged to try their hand at a game of virtual bowling and bagpipe playing, both of which played a vital role in the drink's history.
Atlanta, GA: Coca-Cola World
Make it a point to take a picture with the huge polar bear or check out the gallery filled with Coca-Cola inspired art. There is also plenty of opportunity to grab a seat at one of Coca-Cola World's theaters where inspired stories and past advertisements can be watched.
Yes, at this Atlanta attraction America's beloved beverage comes to life, but visitors can also indulge in different tastes from around the world and form their own opinions about the drink's various international flavors. And if you think you can concoct a delicious recipe of your own, then test your luck at the Virtual Taste Maker if you're not preoccupied by the vault that conceals Coca-Cola's secret ingredients.
Dublin, Ireland: Guinness Storehouse
Thanks to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin has become the ultimate playground for lovers of the "black stuff." Not only will visitors leave with a newfound appreciation for the iconic beer, but can look forward to enjoying a pint-size drink at the end of the tour.
However, there are many more buzz-worthy delights stored inside of the seven-story Guinness Storehouse, which puts visitors face-to-face with the largest pint glass. From beer tasting at the Connoisseur Bar to capturing a bird's-eye-view of the city from the GRAVITY Bar with a cold one in hand, this Emerald Isle experience promises to be deliciously entertaining.
Montenegro, Colombia: The National Coffee Park
Do you want to take your love for coffee to new heights? Then you might as well soar through the air from a cable car at the National Coffee Park. Colombia is well known for its strong coffee, and any exploration of this country's caffeine addiction must involve a trip through The National Coffee Museum or the production process at the farm.
Amid the town's gastronomic temptations, lovers of the drink can get their buzz on while skyrocketing on rollercoasters and crashing into each other on the bumper cars. You might also be inclined to hop on a horse-drawn carriage to get a sense of how coffee was transported in the area years ago.
Zhangzhou, China: Tenfu Tea Museum
Do you constantly crave a great cup of tea just about any time of the day? Then a visit to the Tenfu Tea Museum in China promises to hit the spot. Along with making history as the largest in the world of its kind, it doubles as a host to conferences where the subject of the hot drink is constantly a topic of discussion.
And if you want to learn how to sip the Chinese way, take a step into the Chinese Tea Art Classroom where demonstrations are in full display. Intensified with colorful ceremonies and various teahouses built in Japanese and South Korean style, the Tenfu Tea Museum has evolved as an homage to one of Asia's most prized beverages.
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