New Zealand Rugby Museum
326 Main Street
Photo courtesy of New Zealand Rugby Museum
New Zealand Rugby MuseumThe All Blacks—New Zealand's beloved national rugby team—are an integral part of the country's psyche, and the only side to have been crowned World Champions three times. Even if you're not a huge fan of the fast, open-running sport that's been dubbed "the game they play in heaven," this excellent museum in the provincial city of Palmerston North is still worth a visit. The stories of top players are insightful and interesting; there are interactive opportunities to try out rugby skills like scrums, line-outs, kicking, and passing; and you can square up with a life-size photograph of legendary All Blacks as they perform the haka, the traditional Maori challenge dance they begin every game with.