7 Famous Cities in USA with Wonderful Museums

By Shraddhanvita Tiwari on Sep 19, 2018
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There is a plethora of awe-inspiring museums in the USA that not only give you an opportunity to learn about the glorious culture and history of this huge country but also ignite the flame of creativity. While most of the popular museums are located in New York, the cities like Chicago, Washington DC, and San Francisco are also considered as the best US cities for museums. In addition to their impressive collections and interactive displays, all of these museums are known for their wonderful structure and perfect setting. Would you like to know what the most famous cities in the USA for museums are and why they are best for an insightful tour? Then have a look at this list!

1. New York

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When it comes to the top 100 museums in USA, you will find that most of them are nestled in New York. Most of these museums have gained international fame. From cutting-edge photography to turbulent history, they prove why America is a great-great nation. Whether it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art- the cultural epicenter of USA or MoMA- the haven for world-class art pieces, New York marvels the visitors with its insightful treasure. New York museums can be divided into different categories starting from Region and Tradition to Art, History, Entertainment, Science, Children, Performing Arts and more. 

Best Museums in New York to Visit: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City of New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art


2. Washington DC

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Washington DC has its own distinct place when anyone talks about the best US cities for arts and culture. Washington DC encompasses a wide vista of historical, cultural, and artistic museums providing a beautiful summary of the nation’s glorious past. Each of the Washington DC museums, be it the National Museum of African American History and Culture or National Air and space museum, offers an experience that you would not like to miss while in this capital city of USA. 

Best Museums in Washington DC to Visit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, International Spy Museum, National Gallery of Art, International Spy Museum

3. San Francisco

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San Francisco houses some of the best art museums in USA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum, and Cartoon Art Museum to name few. Their state-of-the-art structure, interactive exhibits, and a large number of artifacts make the San Francisco museums a must-see. Whether you want to soak in the American culture or looking to explore the best of artistic grandeur, San Francisco is a great place to be.

Best Museums in San Francisco to Visit: de Young Museum, Asian Art Museum, California Academy of Science, Cable Car Museum, Exploratorium, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Architecture Palace Museum, the Walt Disney Family Museum

4. Boston

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Boston is the city that played a significant role in the American Revolution and features the Freedom Trail. Therefore, it’s quite obvious that some of the best history museums in the US can be found in Boston. With diverse scenes of culture, art, education, and having a great history, Boston museums offer a keen insight into various aspects of the country. While some museums are for serious tourists, Boston also offers the coolest and strangest museums. 

Best Museums in Boston to Visit: Museum of Fine Arts, the Mapparium, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston Museum of Science, Boston Fire Museum

5. Houston

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There’s no wonder that many of the famous museums in the US come in Houston as this Texas city is the place that has its own Museum District. From fine arts to antiquities from the world, and from natural science to aeronautics, Houston museums have something for everyone. While the Museum of Fine Arts showcases a huge collection of impressionist and contemporary art, the miniatures of transportation mediums in Hermann Park are also favorite among the visitors.

Best Museums in Houston to Visit: Houston Museum of Natural Science, Children's Museum, Space Center Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum

6. Chicago

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Chicago, one of the biggest cities in the US, is world-famous for its skyscrapers offering sky-high city views and its architectural marvels. On the other hand, the city is also home to a large number of museums related to the natural history, art, photography, and marine culture. With more than 60 museums in its heart, Chicago is one of the richest US cities with museums. All the Chicago museums are home to a large number of permanent and temporary exhibits.

Best Museums in Chicago to Visit: The Art Institute Of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago History Museum

7. Seattle

Whether you are a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or an art lover, Seattle is the place for you. It is home to one of the most celebrated museums in the world called the Seattle Art Museum. In addition to this, there are various other museums related to aircraft, dinosaurs, pop culture, Asian art, contemporary art and more. 

Best Museums in Seattle to Visit: Seattle Art Museum, The Museum of Flight, Museum of History, EMP Museum


Which museum would you like to explore first? Do let us know and enjoy your visit!

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