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The Best Museums in the United States

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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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America More
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    Washington, D.C., United States of America More
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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America More
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    New York City, New York, United States of America More
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    Illinois, United States of America More
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    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America More
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    Indiana, United States of America More
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    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    New York City, New York, United States of America More
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    Southwest, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States of America ... More
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    Minnesota, United States of America More
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    Fort Worth, Texas
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    Houston, Texas, United States of America More
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    New York City, New York, United States of America More
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    Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan, United States of America More
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    Franklin Institute

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America More
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    new! High Museum of Art

    Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America More
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    Dallas, Texas, United States of America More
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    Downtown Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio More
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    California, United States of America More
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    Pensacola Naval Air Station Historic District

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    Denver Art Museum

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    Crocker Art Museum

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