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10 Best Museums in the United States You Should Visit

The task of selecting only a handful of museums that really must be seen is rather difficult; yet, the following are ten of the very greatest museums in the United States that should be at the top of your to-do list.

Experience what it was like to pursue the "American dream" in one of the historically accurate tenement apartments. Their will to succeed and never-ending drive to improve themselves are indicative of the best qualities of the human spirit.

1. Tenement Museum - New York City

The Spy Museum in Washington, DC, houses the biggest public collection of international espionage artifacts. The museum caters to people with an interest in intrigue, intelligence, and espionage.

2. International Spy Museum – Washington D.C.

The museum examines specific American Indian tribes and historical people to highlight the myriad ways in which American Indians have shaped American history and culture.

3. National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, D.C.

Among the relics on display are a "colored" entrance sign, textbooks from racially separated schools, the gun used to kill Evers, a charred cross, and a button commemorating the March Against Fear in 1966.

4. Mississippi Civil Rights Museum – Jackson, Mississippi

The National WWII Museum is the most popular tourist destination in New Orleans. Its displays explore the causes of World War II, the Allied victory, and the lasting effects of the war on society.

5. The National WWII Museum – New Orleans

The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, features over 8,000 instruments from more than 200 countries, with an emphasis on instruments played on a regular basis by people all around the world.

6. Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, Arizona

The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville hosts the country's biggest permanent collection of Western American art because to its partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

7. Booth Western Art Museum – Cartersville. Georgia

More than 25 million objects from Hawaii's history, culture, and nature are on display at Honolulu's Bishop Museum. Items are on display in both permanent and rotating exhibits with titles like "Taxonomy".

8. Bishop Museum – Honolulu, Hawaii

About six million European Jews and at least five million prisoners of war perished during the Holocaust, which can be experienced by visitors as a dramatic and frightening history.

9. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Washington, D.C.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a memorial and museum dedicated to remembering and learning from the tragic 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in the city's downtown.

10. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Oklahoma City

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