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Old 09-08-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Norfolk (ODU)
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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I think, relative to population/importance, it can be argued that LA has a somewhat "sucky" museum scene.

I mean, LA has almost 20 million people. The only comparable or larger city in the U.S. is NYC. Yet it doesn't have any top-tier museums.
See 5 and 6 in this listing.

20 Must-See Art Museums in America | Fodor's Travel
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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NYC and DC at the top.

Chicago and LA

Then probably Philly, Boston, SF
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:37 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I am thinking about cities with quality museums that offer a variety of cultural experiences. Large collections, niche museums, contemporary art, etc... what cities offer the strongest variety of museums? And what are those museums?
London.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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London.
Paris

But this thread is discussing U.S. cities.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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As everybody says NYC & DC are in a league of their own. As far as the rest goes I have always found Denver to be surprisingly great in the culture department.

There is the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Forney Transportation Museum, Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Kirkland museum of fine & Decorative Art, Museum of contemporary art Denver, children's museum, Colorado history museum, American museum of western art and I know that I'm missing a bunch of smaller niche museums. Also there is a fabulous Zoo and Botanical gardens and the Denver Performing Arts Center is the second largest in the US after Lincoln Center.
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Pittsburgh is one of the best smaller cities, with its Carnegie museums and Andy Warhol pop art museum.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:45 AM
 
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Denver has a good collection of museums but I have to say, just gotta, that the art museum there is probably the worst I've ever visited (the experience of being in the building is just awful and the grouping of the work is just silly).
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston' Museum District is quite noteworthy. I would recommend Googling the district for the variety of museums. It's in the nicest part of the city and next to the massive medical district.
Yeah great and improving district. Outside the top 5 but an argument can be made for top 10.

DC, NYC, and Chicago are the ones that stand above the rest of the cities I've been to.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:18 AM
 
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Saint Louis also has the National Blues History museum that opened this year.

Memphis has the Civil Rights Museum.
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