A ranking from USA TODAY named the best history museums in the United States. Some of the top picks might surprise you. Here are the top five.
The National Museum of the Pacific War
In fifth place, the National Museum of the Pacific War in Texas is the only museum completely dedicated to World War II’s Pacific front.
The Mob Museum
In fourth place, the Las Vegas Mob Museum looks at the history of organized crime and law enforcement. Exhibits focus on organized crime today, the birth of the mob and crime labs, among other topics. A basement-level prohibition history exhibit features its own speakeasy and distillery.
The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
In Columbus, Georgia, the National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center offers free exhibits that cover all things having to do with serving as an American soldier. It’s not only the third-best history museum in the United States, it’s also a top-rated museum in the world.
The Henry Ford Museum
Just outside Detroit, the Henry Ford Museum takes the second-place spot for best history museum in the United States, according to USA TODAY. The museum focuses on American inventions and innovations of all types, not just automobiles. You’ll find information on agriculture, timepieces, home appliances and more.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
Taking the top spot for the best history museum in the United States, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia sits on 135 acres and offers artifacts of all types from the corps’ 240 years of history.
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