United States Top Museums and Culture

 

1
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

San Diego, CA  
921** San Diego,
Southwest USA 0;
     
http://www.midway.org/
No carrier has the history or the crew to match the Midway. A 47-year odyssey that spanned the end of WWII and Desert Storm, an odyssey in which more than 225,000 Americans took part.
2
Museum of Television & Radio
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY   10019
10019 Murray Hill,
Northeast USA 1;
 
http://www.mtr.org/
Amidst the hustle and bustle of busy midtown Manhattan lays a tribute to the history of television and radio known as the Paley Center for Media (formerly known as The Museum of Television and Radio). Far from your typical museum, you will not find artifacts hidden behind glass enclosures or many “do not touch signs” here. Instead you will be delighted to find screening rooms, and a vast media collection from which you can choose an actual program and view it. Visitors are allowed to a selection of up to four programs per visit. There are also two, full-sized theatres which often feature public programs, so check the schedule and make sure you time your visit to catch one. This Manhattan museum also offers many family and educational programs. The “Re-Creating Radio Workshop”, teaches children (over 9) and adults to produce and re-create old time radio dramas, with the use of scripts, music and a variety of sound effects. This is a fun way for parents and children to experience media in the way that their grandparents used to enjoy the new world of multi-media. And if you remember the early days of broadcasting, come and reminisce the magic of your youthful imagination. The Paley Center really has something for everyone!
3
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA   94102
941** San Francisco,
Southwest USA 2;
     
http://www.asianart.org/
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. Travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.
4
North Dakota Museum of Art

Grand Forks, ND  
North Dakota,
Northcentral USA 3;
http://www.ndmoa.com/
The North Dakota Museum of Art collects contemporary, international art in all media starting with the early 1970s (the founding of the Museum) onwards. It collects the visual history of the region. It is also assembling a survey collection of contemporary Native American art, starting with the early 1970s when the movement emerged. This does not preclude the acceptance of collections that are outside this focus if they would enrich the visual life of our audience, i.e. a historical textile collection.
5
NCCU Art Museum
P.O. Box 19555
Durham, NC   27703
Durham,
Southeast USA 4;
 
http://www.nccu.edu/visitors/art_museum/
The museum's collection features the works of various African-American artists from both the 19th and 20th centuries as well as a selection of objects from the African continent. NCCU Art Museum has been called "the most important publicly assembled collection of African-American art in North Carolina" and boasts the works of artists such as Henry O. Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, and Minnie Evans.
6
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID   83702
Idaho,
Northwest USA 5;
7
Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA   90015 USA
900** Los Angeles,
Southwest USA 6;
   
http://www.grammymuseum.org
In celebration of the life and work of Michael Jackson, The GRAMMY Museum is sharing a collection of Jackson's most iconic wardrobe pieces (including the suit he wore on the cover of Thriller). Starting today (Friday, June 26, 2009), these will be exhibited on the Museum's third floor alongside video of some of Jackson's most exciting GRAMMY performances. We hope this exhibit will serve as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history. The Museum will open to the public on Friday at 11:30am. <br> For thousands of years, royalty has called attention to itself with extravagant clothing and other finery. Jewels, fine fabrics, and elaborate accessories can complete the transformation of a person into a brightly-shining star that holds its audience spellbound. <br> As the self-anointed "King of Pop," Michael Jackson has fully embraced this royal tradition. And like his album HIStory, this exhibit gathers together some of his greatest hits — pieces that are uniquely and unmistakably his.
8
North Carolina Museum of Life & Science
433 Murray Avenue
Durham, NC   27704
Durham,
Southeast USA 7;
     
http://www.ncmls.org/
With 65,000 square feet of indoor space and 13 acres of outside exhibits, you’ll discover something new and exciting with each visit to the Museum of Life and Science! <br> The Museum’s 70+ acre campus is home to hundreds of interactive exhibits, including one of the East Coast’s largest butterfly conservatories; a nature park with bears, wolves and lemurs; a giant radio-controlled sailboat pond; and a railroad – just to name a few.
9
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA   19380
Othes cities Pennsylvania,
Northeast USA 8;
     
http://www.helicoptermuseum.org
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft. Each year the Museum hosts thousands of visitors, school groups, families and senior citizens. Tourists of all ages from the U.S and abroad come here to witness the history and the future of the helicopter.
10
Indiana Transportation Museum
Box 83
Noblesville, IN   46061
Indiana,
Midwest USA 9;
   
http://www.itm.org/
A volunteer run, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Indiana's railroad history, educate the public in the history of the railroad, and provide our visitors with an opportunity to experience railroad travel as it used to be. We operate on 38 miles of track once known as the Indianapolis & Peru, and more recently, as the Nickel Plate Road.<br> The Museum and restoration facilities are located in Noblesville, Indiana, only 20 miles north of downtown Indianapolis. The Museum is located in Forest Park which is less than 1 mile north of State Route 32 on State Route 19, North and West of downtown Noblesville. Enter at the South entrance and follow the main road to the Museum.
11
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK   73102
Oklahoma,
Southcentral USA 10;
   
http://www.okcmoa.com/
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of Downtown Oklahoma City's Arts District. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum serves 170,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and over forty foreign countries and hosts special exhibitions drawn from throughout the world. The Museum is home to an extensive permanent collection of European and American art, including the most comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly glass in the world, and the Midwest's premiere repertoire cinema, which presents the finest international, independent, and classic films. Amenities include the Museum's Library Resource Center, Museum Store, and Museum School, which offers classes for students of all ages as well as fall, winter, and summer camps for youths. The Museum is also home to the Museum Cafe, whose French-fusion cuisine is complemented by a full-service bar complete with cocktails, specialty coffees, and afternoon tea.
12
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL   32202
Duval County,
Southeast USA 11;
   
http://www.mocajacksonville.org
One of the Southeast’s largest contemporary art institutions, dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions by the finest international, national and regional artists. MOCA Jacksonville, which opened its doors on Hemming Plaza in 2003, is a cornerstone of downtown revitalization. The Museum is housed in the renovated historic Western Union Telegraph Building, a six floor building, which houses five changing exhibition galleries, permanent collection galleries, ArtExplorum Loft children’s interactive center, education studios, auditorium, Café Nola @ MOCA, Museum Shop, and our light filled Atrium Gallery. <br> MOCA Jacksonville is an inviting environment in which to learn about the art of our time. Stroll through our permanent collection galleries and view the works of Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, James Rosenquist, Ed Paschke, and other contemporary masters. MOCA Jacksonville’s changing exhibitions feature the works of many contemporary artists working in a wide assortment of media from painting, sculpture, and video.
13
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
9 Norton Rd (Driving Address)
Rhinebeck, NY   12572
Dutchess County,
Northeast USA 12;
   
http://www.oldrhinebeck.org
A true "living" museum of antique aviation located in Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air in all their glory during our weekend airshows. The Aerodrome features aeroplanes, automobiles, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia from 1900-1935. In addition to the airshows, there are four museum buildings displaying aircraft form the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Lindbergh/Barnstorming era. These were the golden years of aviation.
14
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX   75209
Dallas,
Southcentral USA 13;
 
http://www.flightmuseum.com
Embark on a memorable aviation journey - a tour of the Frontiers of Flight Museum. During your experience, you will bridge several lifetimes starting with the pioneers who realized their earliest dreams of flying; identifying with the aviators of the 20's and 30's, known as the "Golden Age of Flight"; understanding the sacrifices of the fliers of World War II; and progressing to the jet and rocket age of today. By virtue of these chronicles of time, you will also find a new appreciation for the role the Dallas/Fort Worth area (known today as the Aviation Capital of the World) has played in the unfolding global aviation story.
15
The New England Wireless and Steam Museum
1300 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, RI   02818
Other cities Rhode Island,
Northeast USA 14;
 
http://www.newsm.org/
The New England Wireless and Steam Museum museum is entirely volunteer and therefore our efforts are mainly directed to hosting scheduled groups such as school classes, engineering societies, club or association meetings etc. We do not have the staff to handle walk-in visitors except by prior arrangement. If you are from away, Thursday is volunteer day, and there are usually people here on that day from 9AM to 4:30PM, but please call (401) 885-0545 or email newsm@newsm.org for an appointment.
16
Alaska Museum of Natural History
11723 Old Glenn Hwy.
Eagle River, AK   99577
Alaska,
Northwest USA 15;
 
http://www.alaskamuseum.org/
The non-profit Alaska Museum of Natural History fills a special need for science education in Alaska. No other organization in the state educates exclusively on Alaska's unique geological, cultural, and ecological history. In 1989, two University of Alaska, Anchorage professors began a collaborative effort to establish a natural history museum. The museum opened in Eagle River, Alaska in May of 1994 and in addition to displaying exciting natural science exhibits has provided regular science education classes for school-aged children and adults.
17
North Carolina Transportation Museum
411 S Salisbury Ave
Spencer, NC   28159
Other cities N.Carolina,
Southeast USA 16;
   
http://www.nctrans.org/
Explore exhibits of antique locomotives, rail cars, automobiles and more. Take a train ride around the N.C. Transportation Museum's historic 57-acre site, enjoy the many family-friendly special events, and learn about how transportation progress helped build North Carolina.
18
Museum of Science and Industry
550 Water Street
Baraboo, WI   53913
Wisconsin,
Midwest USA 17;
 
http://www.circusworldmuseum.com/
Circus World is a thrill for all ages — a chance to see how the circus has entertained people for generations.
19
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL   60180
Illinois,
Midwest USA 18;
 
http://www.irm.org/
All of the buildings, track, locomotives and cars were assembled here at Union on what was once farmland. Our main line trackage was laid on the vacant right-of-way of the Elgin & Belvidere Electric railway. Why would rational adults freely contribute so much of their time and treasure to creating this repository of railroad history? <br> To answer this question, we must remember that at one time in our nation's past the railroad industry was the largest private employer. With so many families supported by one enterprise, the widespread interest in that industry is understandable....manifesting itself in special interest groups devoted to various activities such as taking railroad pictures or publishing books on railroads, building railroad models or just "riding the rails," The Illinois Railway Museum is probably the ultimate railroad historian special interest group. Originally formed to preserve one important piece of rolling stock, it has evolved into an educational and historic preservation organization recreating possibly the largest operating demonstration railroad showcase on the North American continent.
20
Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum
676 S.W. 5th Ave.
Ontario, OR   97914
Oregon,
Northwest USA 19;
 
http://www.4rcc.com/
Four Rivers Cultural Center Museum gathers within its walls, the wonders of more than a century of history. The museum exhibits trace the settlement patterns of the Northern Paiutes, Basque, Japanese/Americans, Hispanic, and Euro American immigrants. The visitor's exhibit tour begins with an educational film, designed to provide a historical context to the exhibit gallery.
21
Museum Of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave. Suite 150
Little Rock, AR   72201
Arkansas,
Southcentral USA 20;
   
http://www.amod.org/
The Museum of Discovery is AAM Accredited, a Smithsonian Affiliate, the hub for the Arkansas Discovery Network---an initiative of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. In addition, the Museum of Discovery is a proud member of American Association of Museums, the Association of Science and Technology Centers and Association of Children’s Museums.
22
Sixth Floor Museum, The
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX   75202
Dallas,
Southcentral USA 21;
   
http://www.jfk.org/
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza contains nearly 400 historic photographs, six documentary films, an audio tour and a range of artifacts and interpretive displays to document the life, times, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The 9,000 square-foot museum recreates the social and political context of the early l960s, chronicles the events of November 22, l963, and analyzes Kennedy's lasting impact on American culture.
23
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ   85743
Arizona,
Southwest USA 22;
 
http://www.desertmuseum.org/
A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.
24
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA   90007
California,
Southwest USA 23;
   
http://www.nhm.org/
The original structure — what is today known colloquially as the 1913 Building — was designed by local architects Frank Hudson and William A.D. Munsell. It incorporated an eclectic blend of styles: Spanish Renaissance ornamentation is seen in the terracotta trimmings; Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls; and the Beaux-Arts tradition in the T-shaped floor plan.
25
Wright Museum
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH   03894
New Hampshire,
Northeast USA 24;
 
http://wrightmuseum.org/
The Wright Museum consists of three distinct sections: a home front gallery and theater, a two-story Visitor's Center, and the museum's military wing, which houses exhibits devoted to all branches of the armed services. Among the highlights of the museum's military exhibition is a large collection of fully-operational vintage military vehicles, including a 42-ton Pershing tank - the only known surviving example from the 1945 crossing at Remagen Bridge. <br/> Twice a year, we make this collection available for rides for the general public. 2012 will mark the 15th year that the Wright Museum will host its annual Family Day event. The cost of admission includes two vehicle rides, a BBQ lunch, and much more.
26
The History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Highway at MM 83
Islamorada, FL   33036
Florida,
Southeast USA 25;
 
http://www.divingmuseum.com/
The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution focused on the story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea. <br> The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs and oral history relative to the History of Diving.
27
University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Lincoln, NE   68588
Nebraska,
Northcentral USA 26;
   
http://www-museum.unl.edu/
Planetarium audiences can now experience immersive high-tech adventures in a true 360 degree theater.
28
National Great Blacks in Wax
1601-03 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD   21213
Maryland,
Northeast USA 27;
   
http://www.ngbiwm.com/
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is among the nations most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. Because it is a wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African American history, it is also among the most unique. Primarily, the presentation of life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry defines its uniqueness.
29
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO   80205
Colorado,
Southwest USA 28;
     
http://www.dmns.org/
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education.<br /> A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
30
Ocean County Historical Society Museum
26 Hadley Ave
Toms River, NJ   08753
Toms River,
Northeast USA 29;
http://www.oceancountyhistory.org/
The Ocean County Historical Society Museum and Research Center was built in several stages, beginning in 1820. The final phase of construction was the Research Center, completed in 1990. The museum is dedicated to the mission of the Society founders: Telling The Stories of Ocean County.
31
Minnesota Museum of American Art
75 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN   55102
Minnesota,
Northcentral USA 30;
 
http://www.mmaa.org/
The MMAA was founded as an art school in 1927, when it formally incorporated as The Saint Paul School of Art. Collecting works of art, for instructional purposes, began in the late 1930’s. Over time, the acquisition of additional paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and studio crafts expanded the School’s collection and, in 1969, the then Saint Paul Art Center was renamed the Minnesota Museum of Art. By the early 1980’s, the institution’s primary emphasis had shifted to exhibitions and research while still providing popular education programs.
32
Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT  
Connecticut,
Northeast USA 31;
     
http://www.peabody.yale.edu/
The mission of the Peabody Museum is to serve Yale University by advancing our understanding of earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs. <br/> Fundamental to this mission is stewardship of the Museum’s rich collections, which provide a remarkable record of the history of the earth, its life, and its cultures. Conservation, augmentation and use of these collections become increasingly urgent as modern threats to the diversity of life and culture continue to intensify.
33
South Florida Museum
201 10th Street West
Bradenton, FL   34205
Florida,
Southeast USA 32;
 
http://www.southfloridamuseum.org/
The South Florida Museum, in accordance with its mission, endeavors to be a premier regional museum of natural and cultural history.The Museum's mission to preserve, interpret, and communicate – through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs – scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe.
34
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL   60637
Illinois,
Midwest USA 33;
 
http://www.msichicago.org
One of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. We have welcomed more than 175 million guests in our 75 years, and our ongoing mission has been to inspire the inventive genius in all of them with world-class, permanent exhibits such the U-505 Submarine, the only German U-boat in the United States; or world-premiere temporary exhibits such as 2008's Smart Home: Green + Wired.<br> Even bigger than our mission is our vision, which is to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. In addition to our fun and interactive exhibits, the Museum's Center for the Advancement of Science Education is continually developing and facilitating student learning labs, after-school science clubs, teen volunteer programs, teacher development classes and community outreach—all ways in which the Museum's seek to make science come alive for children of all ages.
35
National Sports Museum
26 Broadway
New York, NY   10004
10004 Bowling Green,
Northeast USA 34;
http://www.thesportsmuseum.com/
Nothing has shaped the world quite the same as sports. On the heart of Broadway in Manhattan sits the illustrious National Sports Museum which is dedicated to featuring the celebration of sports and the impact it has had on our culture and our lives. Inside this technologically advanced structure is an amazing assortment of interactive exhibitions, in-depth retail areas and some of the finest dining in all of New York. The center attraction begins with the immersion theater which is a 360-degree display that shows a presentation on the history and progression of sports. As visitors continue on, they will find themselves in a variety of different exhibits dealing with every major sport imaginable. You will get to see a historical timeline of the individual sports as well as video presentations on what makes that sport so great. Another feature of the National Sports Museum is the exploration of the perfect athlete. The museum presents the mental, physical and psychological preparation that goes into becoming a great athlete. Through the science, the presentation and the sheer charisma that this building produces, the National Sports Museum is a landmark in New York and one of the single best experiences available to sports fans today.
36
International Museum of Women
P.O. Box 190038
San Francisco, CA   94119
941** San Francisco,
Southwest USA 35;
     
http://www.imow.org/
The mission of I.M.O.W. is to value the lives of women around the world. <br> I.M.O.W. is a groundbreaking social change museum that inspires global action, connects people across borders and transforms hearts and minds by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through global online exhibitions, history, the arts and cultural programs that educate, create dialogue and build community. With its unique focus on cultural change, I.M.O.W. advances the human right to gender equity worldwide.
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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL   32204
Duval County,
Southeast USA 36;
 
http://www.cummer.org
With more than 6,000 objects in its permanent collection, The Cummer is the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. The museum is home to a highly regarded collection of European masters and American impressionists, a world-renowned collection of 18th century Meissen porcelain, and more than two-and-one half acres of historic gardens along the St. Johns River. Art Connections, the museum's nationally recognized education center, provides hands-on art experiences for visitors of all ages. The Cummer's unique blend of art, gardens, and education inspires imagination and excitement making the museum the premier cultural institution in the Southeast region
38
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, TX   75201
Dallas,
Southcentral USA 37;
     
http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org
The Museum collects, preserves, presents, and interprets works of art of the highest quality from diverse cultures and many centuries, including that of our own time. The power of art, embracing responsibility to engage and educate the community, to contribute to cultural knowledge, and to advance creative endeavor.
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Insectropolis Bug Museum
1761 Route 9
Toms River, NJ   08755
Toms River,
Northeast USA 38;
 
http://www.insectropolis.com/
Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Set within the architecture of a bug-themed city, our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures.
40
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA   94103-3159
941** San Francisco,
Southwest USA 39;
     
http://www.sfmoma.org/
As one of the world's most innovative museums of modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA has had an active Web presence for over nine years (a very long time, when measured in Internet time). During this period we have redesigned our site twice, always with the idea that a museum such as ours should continually strive to improve the ways in which it serves a diverse public. And, as our collective understanding of emerging digital technologies has increased, we felt that perhaps it was time to use the Web to explore our understanding of the museum itself.
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Missouri Historical Society
Lindel and Debaliviere  - Forest Park
St. Louis, MO   63101
Missouri,
Southcentral USA 40;
     
http://www.mohistory.org
The Missouri Historical Society seeks to deepen the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of the community; and facilitate solutions to common problems.
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The Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI   53703
Wisconsin,
Midwest USA 41;
 
http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/
Since opening, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum has attracted more than 11,000 visitors per month. Over 3,000 objects are on display in a very modern exhibit environment. Continued growth in visitorship is anticipated, particularly as an outreach effort is underway to advertise the facility. The unique characteristics of the old museum-its legislatively established mission to recognize the role of Wisconsin citizen-soldiers in the Civil War and “any subsequent war,” its fortuitous administrative position as part of a dynamic state agency, its programmatic link to some of the important events of history, its impressive and long established collection of historical materials, the emotional association with Wisconsin’s tradition of service to the nation, and the high regard accorded to veterans by a grateful citizenry continue to be embodied in this living memorial.
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Museum of Natural History
10 Macbride Hall
Iowa City, IA   52242
Iowa,
Northcentral USA 42;
   
http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/
The mission of the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is to inspire in visitors of all ages understanding and a sense of wonder, discovery, respect and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds through exhibits, programs and collections, as well as through links with UI research and activities.
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Priest Lake Museum
P.O. Box 44
Coolin, ID   83821
Idaho,
Northwest USA 43;
Inside the Priest Lake Museum are vignettes of yesterday, historic exhibits and videos of Priest Lake, history that include interviews with local pioneers' first hand accounting of events. Unique books (including the recently published "Pioneer Voices of Priest Lake") and DVDs, focused on the region's colorful history, available for sale. <br> The Museum, located at 38 Priest Lake Museum Road, just north of the junction of Luby Bay Road with West Lakeshore Road, is operated totally by volunteers. It is scheduled to be open 10AM to 4PM on Memorial Day weekend, then daily starting the follwing Sataurday through Labor Day. The Museum is closed Mondays except for holiday Mondays. <br> The Priest Lake Museum Association was formed by a handful of volunteers to provide visitors and residents with an awareness of the area's rich past. The Association was formed in 1979, incorporated in 1980 and received its 501c3 tax-exempt status in 1981. The Museum opened its doors to the public in 1990. The Museum Association depends on in-kind contribution, monetary donations, membership and volunteers for its ongoing operations. http://thepriestlakemuseum.com/
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Baker Heritage Museum
2480 Grove Street
Baker City, OR   97814
Oregon,
Northwest USA 44;
http://www.bakerheritagemuseum.com/
Housed in the historic 1920 Natatorium the Baker Heritage Museum, formerly Oregon Trail Regional Museum, displays and interprets the rich history of the region. <br> Permanent and changing exhibits of mining, timber, ranching, agriculture, early Baker City life, Chinese culture and wildlife fill the 33,000 square foot building. Whether you spend an hour or spend the day touring the museum you will come away with an appreciation of our region and the people who settled here.
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Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, TX  
Dallas,
Southcentral USA 45;
 
http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org
Presenting a collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. It is located on a 2.4-acre site adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. The mission of the Nasher is be an international focal point and catalyst for the study, installation, conservation, and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture.
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The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave
Austin, TX   78701
Other cities Texas,
Southcentral USA 46;
 
http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits, the special effects show, The Star of Destiny, in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin's only IMAX Theatre, featuring the signature large-format film, Texas: The Big Picture. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. The Museum also has a Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and a Museum Store with something for the Texan in everyone.
48
Museum of Natural History
1224 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR   97214
Oregon,
Northwest USA 47;
   
http://natural-history.uoregon.edu/
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History was established to further the general mission of the University by enhancing public knowledge of the natural history and anthropology of Oregon and the broader world.
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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1223 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR   97403
Oregon,
Northwest USA 48;
 
http://uoma.uoregon.edu/
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon welcomes you to a vibrant museum. After completion of a major renovation and expansion project, the new facility is nearly double in size. Discover dramatically expanded and redesigned spaces including galleries featuring American, European, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese art that are enhanced with a series of special exhibitions and a full complement of inviting programs.
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Agricultural Heritage Museum

Brookings, SD   57007
South Dakota,
Northcentral USA 49;
http://www.agmuseum.com/
The museum is dedicated to preserving our rich agricultural history and rural heritage. The collections and exhibits depict technology, crops, and livestock. In addition the exhibits examine human experiences, institutions, and cultures that were shaped by the state's rural landscape and diverse environment.<br> Located on the campus of South Dakota State University at the corner of Medary Avenue and 11th Street the museum is open and free to the public.
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National D-Day Museum, The
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA   70130
Louisiana,
Southcentral USA 50;
     
http://www.ddaymuseum.org
Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the following description may no longer be accurate. Please consider this when making your travel plans. The National D-Day Museum is made up of four sections, each containing a different exhibit. A variety of artifacts, testimonies and documents, particularly those chronicling the World War II period, are on display. There is a permanent exhibit, as well as temporary exhibits and electronic exhibits, all of which transport visitors back to that time in history. In addition, two movies are screened several times daily in the museum's Malcolm S. Forbes Theatre - these are 'Price For Peace' and 'D-Day Remembered'.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA   90036
900** Los Angeles,
Southwest USA 51;
     
http://www.lacma.org/
Location & Parking<br> The main buildings at LACMA (also known as LACMA East) are located in the Miracle Mile area between Fairfax Avenue and La Brea Avenue, on Wilshire Boulevard, just east of Ogden Drive. LACMA West is two blocks west, at the northeast corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
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Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL   32207
Duval County,
Southeast USA 52;
     
http://www.themosh.org
MOSH funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historical Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State; and the generous support of our donors and members.
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Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA   15212
Pittsburgh,
Northeast USA 53;
     
http://www.warhol.org/
The Andy Warhol Museum is a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars and the general public are galvanized through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol. The Warhol is ever-changing and constantly re-defining itself in relation to contemporary life, using its unique collections and dynamic, interactive programming as tools
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Please Touch Museums
210 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA   19103
19103 City Center,
Northeast USA 54;
   
http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/
Please Touch Museum, the children’s museum of Philadelphia. Please Touch is designed for families with young children and since 1976, has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play. <br> Let your child be your guide as they interact with our museum exhibits, take part in museum activities or enjoy one of our interactive theater performances.
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Allen Memorial Art Museum

Oberlin, OH   44074
Ohio,
Midwest USA 55;
 
http://www.oberlin.edu/amam/
Comprising more than 12,000 works of art from virtually every culture and spanning the history of art, the AMAM's collection is a vital cultural resource for the students, faculty, and staff of Oberlin College as well as the surrounding community.
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Old Red Museum, The
100 S. Houston St.
Dallas, TX   75202-3502
Dallas,
Southcentral USA 56;
   
http://www.oldred.org
It is located at a crossroads of activity in downtown Dallas – adjacent to the JFK Memorial and Dealey Plaza, a National Historic Landmark District, across the street from a replica of Dallas founder John Neely Bryan’s cabin and just a block from The Sixth Floor Museum and the historic West End of Dallas. The space is stimulating for any kind of visitor, including students, local Dallasites or anyone looking to learn more about the history of Dallas County. There is always something new to discover!
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Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum
175 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA   94133
941** San Francisco,
Southwest USA 57;
     
http://www.ripleysf.com/
Two floors and over 10,000 square feet filled with the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable! See in person the incredible "Believe It or Nots" you've read about in the Ripley books and cartoons and seen on television.
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North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC  
Raleigh ,
Southeast USA 58;
 
http://www.ncartmuseum.org/
The North Carolina Museum of Art's collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present. The ancient collection includes Egyptian funerary art and important examples of sculpture and vase painting from the Greek and Roman worlds. The collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance through impressionism is internationally celebrated with important works by Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Antonio Canova and Claude Monet. American art of the 18th and 19th centuries features paintings by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins and William Merritt Chase. Modern art includes major works by such American artists as Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Franz Kline, Frank Stella, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Murray and Joel Shapiro. Modern European masters include Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Delvaux, Henry Moore, Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter. Galleries are also devoted to African, Ancient American and Oceanic Art, as well as Jewish ceremonial art.
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Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI   54220
Wisconsin,
Midwest USA 59;
 
http://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/
A great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about the sailors, shipbuilders and submariners who made that history, and to have some great family fun! <br> Founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum has grown into one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest. In addition to commemorating the maritime heritage of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area and the submarines built here during World War II, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is now a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region.
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Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  
Raleigh ,
Southeast USA 60;
     
http://www.naturalsciences.org
The Museum is located on Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh between the Capitol and the Legislature Building, at the corner of Jones and Salisbury streets.
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The Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY   40208
Kentucky,
Midwest USA 61;
     
http://www.derbymuseum.org/
It sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs. Graciously welcoming over 200,000 guests through the doors each year and giving them a first hand look at the event for which Louisville, Kentucky is known worldwide. The Museum aims to provide a lasting impression of tradition, hospitality and pride to our many visitors.<br> The Kentucky Derby Museum, in addition to being the guardian of the Kentucky Derby, offers so much more to our community. Through our Education Department, we offer a free kids program to all public and parochial schools within the states of Indiana and Kentucky.
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Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN   55102
Minnesota,
Northcentral USA 62;
     
http://www.smm.org/
A large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater to provide science education to our audience of more than a million people per year.
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Children's Museum of Denver
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO   80211
Colorado,
Southwest USA 63;
 
http://www.mychildsmuseum.org/
The Children's Museum of Denver is all about children and their grownups learning through play. Everything is hands-on, educational and made especially for kids. With 11 interactive exhibits, year-round events, and daily programming, there is always something fun and exciting to do.
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Staff House Museum
820 McKinley Avenue
Kellogg, ID   83837
Idaho,
Northwest USA 64;
http://www.staffhousemuseum.com/
The Staff House Museum located at 820 W. McKinley Avenue in Kellogg was constructed in 1906 by the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining & Concentrating Company as the residence for Manager Stanley A. Easton and his bride, Estelle Greenough.
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Akron Art Museum

Akron, OH  
Ohio,
Midwest USA 65;
   
http://www.akronartmuseum.org
The leading museum of modern art in Northeast Ohio. The origins of the Akron Art Museum go back to February 1, 1922, when the museum, then called Akron Art Institute, opened in two rooms on the ground floor of the Akron Public Library on East Market Street.
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Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center
Post Office Box 817
Sandpoint, ID   83864
Idaho,
Northwest USA 66;
 
http://www.birdaviationmuseum.com/
The Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center offers: Indoor Space of 16,000 square feet, Restrooms with Handicap Accessibility, State-of-the-Art Kitchen & Gift Shop.
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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR   97214
Oregon,
Northwest USA 67;
 
http://www.omsi.edu/
A scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion
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Ava Gardner Museum
325 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC   27577
Other cities N.Carolina,
Southeast USA 68;
   
http://www.avagardner.org/
The Ava Gardner Museum is an interpretive museum which describes her life, from growing up near Smithfield, NC, to her discovery by Hollywood, her progress as an actress, her loves, her friends and her travels. A film star of Hollywood’s Golden Era, she was acclaimed as the world’s most beautiful woman was sought by both famous photographers and filmmakers to grace their film. <br> The Ava Gardner Museum is home to an extensive collection of historic documents, scripts, photographs, costumes, clothing and paintings. Each object in the museum was either owned by Ava Gardner or her family, used in her films or had a special meaning or relationship to Ava.
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Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry
P.O. Box 870646
Wasilla, AK   99687
Alaska,
Northwest USA 69;
 
http://www.museumofalaska.org
The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry (MATI) started in 1967 as the Air Progress Museum. It was a small collection of Alaskan transportation artifacts gathered for the centennial celebration of the United States purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867. The exhibit was on International Airport Road in Anchorage.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH   44106
Ohio,
Midwest USA 70;
   
http://www.clevelandart.org
The mission of the Cleveland Museum of Art is to fulfill its dual roles as one of the world's most distinguished comprehensive art museums and as one of northeastern Ohio's principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum, established in 1913 seeks to bring the pleasure and meaning of art to the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual and professional standards. Toward this end the museum augments, preserves, exhibits and fosters understanding of the outstanding collections of world art it holds in trust for the public and presents complementary exhibitions and programs. The Cleveland Museum of Art embraces its leadership role in collecting, scholarship, education and community service.
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Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR   72201
Arkansas,
Southcentral USA 71;
   
http://www.arkansashistory.com/
Historic Arkansas Museum invites you to come in and step back into Arkansas frontier history. Tour the museum's historic grounds and visit a pre-civil war neighborhood, including the oldest home still standing in Little Rock and the site where William Woodruff once printed the Arkansas Gazette. Interact with a living history character and see first-hand how early residents lived. Inside the Museum Center, explore Arkansas made art and artifacts in four exhibit galleries, see contemporary Arkansas art in the Trinity Gallery, and watch kids having fun in the interactive children's gallery. Shop for quilts and other contemporary crafts in the Museum Store, and see the award-winning introductory video in the theater.
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Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN   46208
Indiana,
Midwest USA 72;
 
http://www.ima-art.org
The IMA fosters interconnections between itself and the community-at-large, between art and nature, and among its three complementary parts: the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, and Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens. IMA invites all visitors to explore and understand the connections between art and themselves. <br> The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a collection of over 50,000 works of art. At the Museum, you will find art from a variety of cultures and periods in art history. The Museum also features national and international traveling exhibitions throughout the year.