Must-Visit Museums in Every State

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Massachusetts: Museum of Fine Arts
> City: Boston
> Type: Art
> If you have time, also visit: Museum of Science

The Museum of Fine Arts is Boston’s oldest and largest museum. Founded in 1870, it houses almost 500,000 works of art, from artifacts of ancient Egypt to its well-known Impressionist collection.

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Michigan: The Henry Ford
> City: Dearborn
> Type: Culture, History, Specialized
> If you have time, also visit: Detroit Institute of Arts

The Henry Ford was the educational vision of the auto mogul who put America on the road. He built two facilities in Dearborn – one to tell the story of America’s technological genius and the other to demonstrate how objects are made and used. His was among the first institutions to offer hands-on museum experiences.

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Minnesota: Minneapolis Institute of Art
> City: Minneapolis
> Type: Art
> If you have time, also visit: Spam Museum and Visitor Center

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a free museum operated for the benefit of the general public. The museum recently announced it will exhibit five works by Vincent Van Gogh

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Mississippi: Delta Blues Museum
> City: Clarksdale
> Type: Culture, Music
> If you have time, also visit: Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

The Mississippi Delta is known as the birthplace of the blues, and that uniquely American of music genres is honored at the Delta Blues Museum. Founded in 1979, the state’s oldest music museum is located at the recently renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot, and houses photos, artifacts, and instruments related to the blues.

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Missouri: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
> City: Kansas City
> Type: Art
> If you have time, also visit: City Museum

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the cultural pride of Kansas City, houses 40,000 pieces of art. Opened in 1933, it is known for its Bloch Galleries, featuring Impressionist art, photography, and Native American and Egyptian art.

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