Top 10 Museums in the US that Travelers are Raving About

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If traveler reviews are any indication of popularity, then you must take time out to visit these top 10 museums in the United States. A recent TripAdvisor ranking has listed the best museums in the United States on the basis of quality and quantity of reviews.

A visit to these top 10 museums in the US could be exciting, entertaining, educational, mindboggling or all of the above. To fully enjoy a visit to these museums, all you need is time and an open mind to soak in the varied experiences that they offer. Besides, it is good to know their opening and closing time to avoid last minute hassles.

1. The Art Institute of Chicago
Where: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603; Phone: (312) 443-3600
Opening Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (daily); Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

2. The Getty Center
Where:  1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049; Phone:  (310) 440-7300
Opening Hours: Tuesday–Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Getty Center Museum

3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Where: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028; Phone: (212) 535-7710
Opening Hours:  Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

metropolitan museum of art

4. The National WWII Museum
Where: 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130; Phone: (504) 528-1944
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

5. National Gallery of Art
Where: 6th and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565; Phone: (202) 737-4215
Opening Hours:  Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 11:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Closed on December 25 and January 1

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art | Pic Credit: Agnostic Preachers Kid

6. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Where: 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560; Phone: (202) 633-2214
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Closed on December 25

7. USS Midway Museum
Where: 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101; Phone:  (619) 544-9600
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; Last admission is at 4 p.m.

8. Chihuly Garden and Glass
Where: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109; Phone:  (206) 753-4940
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m.  – 8:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m.  –  9 p.m.

chihuly garden glass house

9. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Where: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743; (520) 883-1380
Opening Hours: Every day of the year
October – February: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no entry after 4:15 p.m.)
March – September: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (no entry after 4:15 p.m.)
June – August: Sunday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

10. Newseum
Where: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001; Phone: (202) 292-6100
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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