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Washington Named Top Museum Destination
An online travel adviser lists the top ten cities for museums—and our city ranked number one By Kay Steiger
Comments () | Published July 29, 2011

Washington was named the number one museum destination in the world. We have to admit, the National Air and Space Museum is pretty neat. Photo by Flickr user pvsbond.

The travel site Cheap Flights released a listing of the world's best museum destinations. At the very top of the list is Washington, Reuters reports. The reason for the ranking is our plethora of museums:"If you're interested in history, architecture, art, religion, aerospace, or even wax, Washington D.C. has a museum—or 12—that will pique your interest. The 19 Smithsonian museums, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum, may appear to eclipse other institutions in the mid-Atlantic city, but other niche museums do just fine holding their own."

Washington managed to beat out Cairo, Barcelona, New York, Vatican City, Paris, Toronto, Berlin, London, and Vienna, in that order. Take that, Louvre. Hopefully this list will help cut down on the number of times tourists ask, "How do I get to the Smithsonian?"

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