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Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum for Third Year in a Row

Travel website TripAdvisor® 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.

Despite a hard year for the MET which saw Director Thomas Campbell resign, the museum topped the Travelers’ Choice® awards for the third year running.

Top 10 Museums in the U.S:

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York City, New York
2. The National WWII Museum — New Orleans, Louisiana
3. Art Institute of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
4. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum — New York City, New York
5. USS Midway Museum  San Diego, California
6. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum  Washington, D.C.
7. The Getty Center — Los Angeles, California
8. American Museum of Natural History — New York City, New York
9. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York City, New York
10. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex — Titusville, Florida

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 Museum – London, UK

“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.”

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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