Must-Visit American Museums
By Editorial Staff
Museums are some of greatest national resources.
They provide opportunities for engagement with history, nature, and the arts among other things. They also provide us with a safe environment for reliable family fun. In this Top 10 American Museums article I will provide you with a list of our country’s finest museums, what they contain and where to find them.
10. Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston TX
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The Huston Museum of Natural history is one of the most fun and exciting museums in the country. In addition to the museum exhibits there is a giant screen theatre, a butterfly center, a planetarium and an observatory.
9. Museum of Science, Boston MA
At the museum of science in Boston you get two attractions for the price of one! Not only is it a great natural history and science museum, but it also has one of the nation’s largest indoor zoos. There is also an IMAX theatre where you can see science and history come alive on the big screen in high definition.
8. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland IN
This is a museum dedicated to the art and history of rock and roll music and adjacent art forms. With new bands and artists being inducted annually there is always something new at the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. They have everything from instruments to costumes and other odds and ends commemorating the lives and careers of some of rock’s greatest artists.
7. High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA
The High Museum of Art is one of Atlanta’s top attractions. It is famous for its eclectic array of artistic displays that include a number of exhibits of native African folk art. It is located on Peachtree street in scenic midtown.
6. Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
If you are a musician or music lover this is the museum for you. There are exhibits dedicated not only to great artists and their instruments, but also the instruments utilized by various cultures all over the world. This museum also host concerts, talks, and other music-related events.
5. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is not only a kid friendly museum, but a museum full of things kids will want to see. It boasts everything from superhero exhibits to exciting displays of Americana and world history; making this museum is both highly educational and highly entertaining.
4. National September 11th Memorial and Museum, New York City NY
This one is a must for locals and visitors alike. The National September 11th Memorial and Museum not only commemorates the date of the attacks but also the courage of the first responders who saved so many lives that day. Far from being sad and depressing this museum preserves a legacy of resiliency and courage.
3. National WWII Museum, New Orleans LA
This museum is dedicated to preserving the proud history of America’s involvement in the second world war. It is located in the downtown business district in New Orleans and was recently ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 attraction in New Orleans and as the #1 place to learn about military history by USA Today. Next time you visit the Big Easy stop by this great museum to witness the awe-inspiring courage of the men and women who helped win the fight against the some of the greatest evil the world has ever known.
2. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
The Smithsonian was founded in 1948 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. It is one of America’s largest and most famous museums of natural history, art, science, and human history. A visit to the Smithsonian is a must for anyone visiting our nations capital.
1. MoMA, New York City NY
MoMA is an acronym for Museum of Modern Art. This beautiful museum is located on historic 53rd street of midtown Manhattan. It boasts nearly eighty thousand great works for modern art from some of the biggest names in the art world as well as three dining options and a kid friendly audio tour.
This list is far from a comprehensive guide to the many great museums in America, but it should give you a few ideas for your next outing. Some of us might be tempted to think of museums and drab and dull, but these ones are anything but! As you can see museums can be as fun and exciting as any theme park or fair.
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