9. Harry Ransom Center – Austin, TX
Literary lovers will be in heaven when visiting this treasure trove of literary masterpieces.
The University of Texas archive, library, and museum houses a whooping 36 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, and more than 100,000 works of art.
Some of the most renowned works include the Cardigan manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, three copies of the First Folio of William Shakespeare’s plays, and manuscript collections from James Joyce, David Foster Wallace, Anne Sexton, Don DeLillo, and many others.