If you’re a History lover, and lives or visits to the USA, you should consider touring the most famous museums. Museums give you an opportunity of encountering the works of some of the world’s top creative minds. They also give you a relaxing reprieve while on your trip. What are the best museums in the US? Read on to find out.
American Museum of Natural History – New York City
It is a preeminent scientific, cultural institution that was founded in 1869. Many New Yorkers who visited the museum back in the day know the place as a dinosaur hub. However, the museum has changed its global mission to discover, interpret, and display information about the natural world, human cultures, and the universe. It houses evidence of scientific research and educational exhibits. If you are a nature lover, visiting this museum in New York will allow you to see diverse biodiversity exhibits such as reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and the environment.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – Washington, D.C
If you are traveling with your little one, you should ensure to visit the Smithsonian. The museum stores one of the world’s largest displays of space and aviation aircraft, including 60,000 relics and two million photographs. They have an extensive collection, from the first aircraft by the Wright brothers in 1903 to the newest models. They also have a studio version of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek. Just like in other Smithsonian Museums around the world, entrance is free.
National WWII Museum – New Orleans, La
Formerly known as the National D-day Museum, National WWII is a military history museum in New Orleans. Launched in 2,000, the museum is meant to display the role that the United States played in attaining Allied victory in World War II. Start by boarding a train car to take you to the “front.” Join in the campaigns of courage exhibit about roads to Tokyo and Berlin. Later you can enjoy the sight of vintage planes and vehicles as you listen to the narration by Tom Hanks on the 4-D film “Beyond All Boundaries.”
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York
The museum of art is one of the ten most significant museums in the world and the largest in the US. It features a permanent collection containing over two million works that have been divided among 17 curatorial departments. The primary building is situated at the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, and it hosts one of the largest and diverse art galleries in the world. There is also a smaller location at the Cloisters within the Upper Manhattan that has medieval art.
USS Midway Museum – San Diego, California
The USS museum is a historical aircraft carrier museum that is located at Navy Pier. The museum features the aircraft carrier Midway, which is a ship that houses a diverse art collection. Most of what is in the gallery were built in southern California. The ship was in use from 1945 to 1991, making it one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in the U.S. Now it is available for all history-loving visitors to enjoy.