TripAdvisor's top ten US museums
TripAdvisor has released the 2015 Travelers' Choice top ten museums in the United States. Here are the ones that made the list:
Number 10. American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York.
Visitors wander halls dedicated to birds, dinosaurs and mammals to name just a small sliver of the 45 permanent attractions.
Number 9. USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California.
Here, visitors are able to step into the past by stepping onboard an aircraft carrier's engine room, flight control deck and sleeping quarters.
Number 8. Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, Washington.
Masterful and visually stimulating colors abound in this testament to Dale Chihuly, one of the world's greatest glass blowers. Visitors will be taken aback by the grace and splendor.
Number 7. Frick Collection in New York, New York.
The former home of an industrialist which was opened to the public and converted into a museum is a must-see for any fans of art.
Number 6. National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Monet, Picasso and Titian are there. And, it's the only place in the U.S. with a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Number 5. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
This museum's awe-inspiring exhibits include the Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and Wright Brothers' Flyer.
Number 4. The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.
Renoir, Monet, and Van Gogh are in attendance. But plan ahead and set aside plenty of time, the vast museum consists of six buildings.
Number 3. The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Contemporary yet majestic, this museum offers a sprawling recollection of one of the most formative events in world history.
Number 2. The Art Institute of Chicago.
This monumental museum features works from Picasso, O'Keeffe, Matisse, Pollock, Warhol and more.
Number 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York.
Since 1870, the Met has staked its claim as one of mankind's greatest celebrations of art and learning. This Upper East Side institution is also the year's number one museum in all the world.