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TripAdvisor Recognizes Top Museums In The World With Annual Travelers' Choice Awards
New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum in the U.S. and World for Third Year in a Row
TripAdvisor Also Highlights Top-Rated Tours and Skip-the-Line Passes Available at Award-winning Museums

NEEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the travel site that helps you find the latest reviews and lowest prices, 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 has also highlighted top-rated bookable tours and passes on the site and the cost of admission for each winning museum.1


"As a traveler, exploring a famous museum or discovering a new one can be the highlight of a trip," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "This year's Travelers' Choice Museum award winners belong on your must-visit list. To beat the crowds at these popular attractions, travelers should consider booking a skip-the-line pass or taking a small group tour to save time and make the most of their visit."

Top 10 Museums in the U.S:

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, New York
At "The Met," New York City's most visited museum and attraction, travelers can experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world.

2. The National WWII Museum New Orleans, Louisiana
Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum showcases exhibits from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of American service members abroad.

3. Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Travelers can discover the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, explore contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing and view classics from ancient Greece, Japan, Africa and the Americas.  

4. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum New York City, New York
At this site set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers, travelers can remember and honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993.

5. USS Midway Museum San Diego, California
Travelers can explore galleys, officer's country and sleeping quarters aboard a real naval aircraft carrier, naturally located in Navy Town, USA.

    • Bookable pass: Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum on TripAdvisor from $16 per person
    • Admission: Adult — $20; Senior — $17; Student — $15; Retired Military, Youth — $10; Child Under 6 — Free 

6. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Washington, D.C.
Travelers can visit the most popular of the Smithsonian museums, which features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

7. The Getty Center Los Angeles, California
This museum boasts a collection by luminaries such as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.

8. American Museum of Natural History New York City, New York
Travelers can explore interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater that help bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.

9. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)New York City, New York
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, MoMA is home to one of the world's greatest collections of modern and contemporary art.

10. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Titusville, Florida
Travelers can see the real space shuttle Atlantis, touch a moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, tour a NASA spaceflight facility and get an up-close view of a real Saturn V moon rocket all in the same day.

Top 10 Museums in the World:

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, New York

2. The National WWII Museum New Orleans, Louisiana

3. Musée d'Orsay Paris, France

4. Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

5. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace St. Petersburg, Russia

6. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum New York City, New York

7. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) Mexico City, Mexico

8. Acropolis Museum Athens, Greece

9. Prado National Museum Madrid, Spain

10.  V&A – Victoria and Albert MuseumLondon, UK 

For the complete list of winners from the 2017 Travelers' Choice awards for Museums, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to:   

TripAdvisor is the world's largest online provider of tours, activities and attractions, offering more than 56,000 bookable tours, activities and experiences in 2,500 destinations and 165 countries to help travelers unleash the full potential of their trips.

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Note to editors
1Current/upcoming exhibits and events and admission prices sourced from museum websites.

About TripAdvisor
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