Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "These Are the 25 Best Museums in the World" from Time

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "These Are the 25 Best Museums in the World" from Time

Chicago's Art Institute tops this list by Trip Advisor, with Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology close behind.

If you’re booking vacations for the holidays, take note: TripAdvisor has released a list of the 25 best museums in the world.

The rankings — part of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards — are based on millions of reviews from travelers across the globe over the past 12 months.

Coming in at number one is the renowned Art Institute of Chicago. Founded in 1879, the popular Windy City destination houses more than 300,000 pieces of art, including famous works like Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Claude Monet’s Stack of Wheat and Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. (You’ll also remember this museum from that awesome scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.)

Other top museums on the list include the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. The full list is here.

Oh, and if these museums seem a bit too quotidian for you, check out our list of the 10 weirdest museums in the world. You know, for some variety.

Editor's note: In the US category, museums located in the Great Lakes and Upper South include:

1-Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
16-Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois
19-Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois
24-National Museum of the US Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
25-The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan


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