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The Best Museums in the United States 

Kim Martinez
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Updated June 14, 2019 18.2k votes 4.3k voters 313.8k views 85 items

List Rules 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 USA culture and world history.

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Akron Art Museum is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
blujay284 added
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Virginia Museum of Fine ... is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
Wade Dering added Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Jefferson Barracks Telep... is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
Sharon K added Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
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Pacific Science Center, ... is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
zblsmith added Pacific Science Center, Seattle sea
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Newark is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
WilliamDowling added New Jersey, USA
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The Wolfsonian is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
SimónPalacios added The Wolfsonian Miami Beach

The Wolfsonian's two collections comprise more than 180,000 pieces from the period 1885 to 1945 — the height of the Industrial Revolution until the end of the Second World War — in a variety of media, including: furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass; ceramics; metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.
More at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsonian-FIU

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William J. Clinton Presi... is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
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Grigore Antipa Museum Bu... is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
Dajbog Nicoleta added Grigore Antipa Museum Bucharest
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Muzeul Satului Bucuresti... is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
Dajbog Nicoleta added Muzeul Satului Bucuresti Romania
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Musée de la R&eac... is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Museums in the United States
jambon added Musée de la Révolution 2016