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Run by the Burbank Historical Society, the Gordon R. Howard Museum is located in the historical Victorian Mentzer House. Built in 1887, you can explore this historic home and admire interesting displays and artifacts about life in the past. This small museums showcases the local Burbank history where you can view photographs that show the evolution of Burbank from a small settlement to an entertainment wonder. Tours are by appointment only.
An absolute favorite of local schools and children, the Martial Arts Museum offers educational experiences about how martial arts have shaped history and traditions all over the globe. Parts of the museum pay attention to the history of Anime, and how martial arts have impacted media arts in the United States. Kids will love to behold the headband from the Karate Kid movie, and exhibits dedicated to traditional Samurai items. Admission to the museum is free on first Thursdays of every month from 3p to 6p.
Vintage locomotives and autocars are featured at The Nethercutt Museum, making it a haven for an automobile enthusiast. The founder J.B. Nethercutt began his collection in 1956, which was later transformed into a museum that could be enjoyed by the public. Apart from cars, this place also exhibits antique furniture and musical instruments. Though the museum can be visited without a guide, The Nethercutt Collection, located across the street, can only be perused through a guided tour.