The Best Museums in the United States All Places
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The Best Museums in the United States

List Criteria: Vote up and add American museums that you think are the absolute best in the country.

A list of the most visited museums in the United States, with pictures. For some, "the most popular" means "the best", and these are definitely some of the most famous American museums. Top museums are often major tourist attractions, and can be a museum of natural history, art, science, or many others. Early museums were collections owned by private individuals. Whether these collections were open to the public was up to the owner. Today, museums are institutions dedicated to the study and exhibition of art, artifacts, and other objects of importance. One can only imagine the collections necessary to make the museums on this list some of the most popular in the world.

What are the best museums in the US? Included on this list are museums of art - both classical and modern, natural history, and children's museums. These institutions document and display the national heritage of the US through art, fossils, historical letters and papers, and other relics of American culture and world history.

To vote on more American travel sites, check out this list of the best US cities for vacations.
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    added by SportsYeah Washington, D.C., USA

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    added by SportsYeah Chicago, Illinois, USA

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    Chicago, Illinois, USA Visitors: 1,846,889

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    added by ncaa8852 Illinois, USA Chicago Il  

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    New York City, New York, USA Visitors: 4,891,450

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    added by SportsYeah New York City, New York, USA

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Visitors: 812,479

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    Visitors: 4,605,606

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    added by SportsYeah New York City, New York, USA

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    California, USA Visitors: 1,153,903

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    new! & added by ElaineElizabethBelz The Henry Ford Dearborn, Michigan, USA

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    added by sebbzor Washington, D.C., USA

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    added by David J Gill University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio

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    added by SportsYeah Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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    added by SportsYeah New York City, New York, USA Visitors: 1,263,111

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    Visitors: 1,186,493

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    Indiana, USA Visitors: 1,300,000

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    California, USA Visitors: 695,545

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    added by SportsYeah Houston, Texas, USA

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    added by JenNotsaying Downtown Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland OH

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    Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan, USA Visitors: 504,488

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    added by CWinn Fort Worth, Texas, USA Fort Worth, Texas

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    Dallas, Texas, USA Visitors: 907,000

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    California, USA Visitors: 1,840,812

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    Southwest, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA Visitors: 668,125

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    Minnesota, USA Visitors: 525,617

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    Minnesota, USA Visitors: 610,371

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    added by NicoleSchaap Denver Art Museum From the architecture to the touring exhibits, the Denver Art Museum is gaining much recognition, and is a "MUST SEE" for visitors to the mile high city.  

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    California, USA Visitors: 703,520

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    added by jacobrafael Franklin Institute Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Atlanta, Georgia, USA Visitors: 535,000

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    added by maggie.bradford26 Natural History Museum of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

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    added by maggie.bradford26 Natural History Museum of Utah

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    added by JenLangfeld Pensacola Naval Air Station Historic District Warrington, Florida, USA

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