Internet Travel Monitor - Travel Industry NewsTripAdvisor® today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice® awards for Museums. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. TripAdvisor also highlighted bookable experiences for each winning museum.1
September 5, 2018
TripAdvisor Announces Travelers' Choice Award-Winning Museums Around the World
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum Ranks #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the World; Musée d'Orsay Tops Worldwide Ranking
"Travelers can learn more about local culture and make trips more memorable by visiting famous museums," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "According to TripAdvisor booking data, museum ticket sales last year grew 29% for U.S travelers and globally, bookings increased by 40%. This year's award winning museums serve as inspiration for travelers wanting to join the trend and discover some of the world's finest collections of art, science, culture and history."
Top 10 Museums in the U.S:
1. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum — New York City, New York
Located at the original footprints of the Twin Towers, visitors can remember and honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York City, New York
Travelers can experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world ranging from ancient Egyptian to modern American at "The Met," the largest and one of the most iconic museums in the U.S.
3. The National WWII Museum — New Orleans, Louisiana
This museum offers a blend of impressive narrative and detail, featuring profound exhibits, multimedia experiences and a collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the Second World War.
4. Art Institute of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
The collection of the Art Institute of Chicago attracts travelers as the home to renowned Ryerson and Burnham libraries, with approximately 300,000 works ranging from ancient art to contemporary pieces.
5. USS Midway Museum — San Diego, California
The USS Midway was America's longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum lets visitors explore nearly 10 acres of exhibits and displays, including more than 30 restored aircraft and helicopters and flight simulators.
6. National Air and Space Museum — Washington, D.C.
Travelers visiting this popular Smithsonian museum can explore the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer exhibit, the Apollo 11 command module, "Columbia," and even touch a lunar rock.
7. American Museum of Natural History — New York City, New York
This museum offers something for travelers of every age and interest, featuring over 34 million objects in the permanent collections. An IMAX theater helps bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.
8. The Getty Center — Los Angeles, California
The collection offers changing exhibitions and outdoor art views, which span across European and American history from medieval times into the present, and includes works from artists like Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne.
9. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex — Titusville, Florida
At Florida's "getaway to space," travelers truly feel out of this world. They can observe the real space shuttle Atlantis, touch a moon rock or get an up-close view of a real Saturn V moon rocket.
10. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum — Washington, D.C.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the museum inspires people worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity.
Top 10 Museums in the World:
1. Musée d'Orsay — Paris, France
2. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum — New York City, New York
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York City, New York
4. The British Museum — London, United Kingdom
5. Prado National Museum — Madrid, Spain
6. Acropolis Museum — Athens, Greece
7. Louvre Museum — Paris, France
8. The National WWII Museum — New Orleans, Louisiana
9. National Museum of Anthropology — Mexico City, Mexico
10. War Remnants Museum — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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