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Are These the Best Museums in the USA? Trip Advisor Members Think so ...

By Jennifer

Of the hundreds, if not thousands, of museums in the entire U.S., which is your favorite, and why? If you're overwhelmed with choices, and just can't pick only one favorite, why not have a quick peek at this list, based on TripAdvisor ratings, and see if you agree? It's almost a sure bet you'll love every museum on this list.

1 Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of ChicagoIt's worth a trip to the Windy City for this museum alone.

2 The Getty Center

The Getty CenterLocated in sunny Los Angeles, presenting yet another reason to visit.


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3 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of ArtQuite possibly New York's biggest art attraction.

4 National WWII Museum

National WWII MuseumDelve into the history of one of our nation's defining moments, located in New Orleans.

5 National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of ArtSee the only DaVinci that "lives" in the U.S., located in the nation's capitol.

6 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air & Space MuseumA must-visit museum for any flight aficionado, also located in Washington D.C.

7 USS Midway Museum

USS Midway MuseumMore military history, this time in San Diego.

8 Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and GlassOne of downtown Seattle's hidden gems.

9 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert MuseumWho knew desert life could be so diverse, the scenery so beautiful?

10 Newseum

NewseumAnother of D.C.'s world-class museums, this one dedicated to (you guessed it!) the news media.

11 The Frick Collection

The Frick CollectionPerhaps not as well-known as some of New York City's other museums, but certainly worth a visit.

12 National Naval Aviation Museum

National Naval Aviation MuseumOne of Florida's most visited museums... find out why!

13 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural HistoryMade (more) famous in the Ben Stiller "Night at the Museum" movies.

14 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumA must-visit when in Washington D.C.

15 Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Ground Zero Museum WorkshopA respectful and moving tribute.

16 Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and IndustryAnother of Chicago's remarkable museums.

17 The Ringling

The RinglingLocated in Florida, this sprawling museum preserves the legacy of the Ringling family.

18 Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine ArtsVisiting Boston? Stop in for an afternoon of artistic awe.

19 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and MuseumLearn everything you ever wanted to know about our beloved 16th president.

20 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American ArtAn appreciation of American art in all its forms, located in Arkansas.

21 Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument MuseumWhether you're a musician or just a music lover, this museum in Phoenix needs to go on your bucket list.

22 Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Oklahoma City National Memorial & MuseumA place to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

23 National World War I Museum

National World War I MuseumKansas City, Missouri's place of remembrance.

24 National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

National Museum of the U.S. Air ForceLocated in Dayton, Ohio, this is the place to be wowed by our Air Force's rich history.

25 The Henry Ford

The Henry FordAll about automotive history, and how it's shaped our culture and world.

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