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Best museums in Miami

The United States is home to more than 35,000 museums, according to data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These cultural strongholds run the gamut of natural history, world wars, art, and even children's books.

While some fancy a trip to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. or the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, others like to cozy up in a corner and read the Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Mass. How does one define a museum?

Early museums housed private collections curated by individuals, while today's museums—many of them major tourist attractions—are filled with art, history, science, artifacts, fossils, historical documents, and some curious collections. Along with exhibitions of art, history, and science, Stacker unearthed museums filled with bananas, popcorn, and some very odd stuff.

All across the U.S., visitors can find museums to explore any subject that piques the imagination. A trip to Washington D.C. provides an opportunity to visit a number of iconic museums for free. A visit to Boston means getting to enjoy the Museum of Fine Arts or learn about the Boston Tea Party ships. In California, travelers can tour the International Museum of Bananas before popping by the Wyandot Popcorn Museum in Ohio or The Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts.

Have you ever checked out the museums in your area? To determine the best museums in Miami, Stacker turned to data from Foursquare (data current as of April 19, 2019). All museums were ranked by Foursquare’s algorithm, which predicts the “best” museums based on combined factors of the number of check-ins, rating signals, category matches, tips, and photo trends. Click through this gallery to find out which are the best museums Miami has to offer.

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#10. De La Cruz Collection

- Address: 23 NE 41st St., Miami
- Foursquare rating: 7.9
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#9. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

- Address: 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
- Foursquare rating: 7.7
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#8. Miami Children's Museum

- Address: 980 MacArthur Cswy, Miami
- Foursquare rating: 7.7
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#7. Institute of Contemporary Art

- Address: 4040 NE 2nd Ave. (NE 2nd Ave. and 40th St.), Miami
- Foursquare rating: 8.0
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#6. Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center

- Address: 1465 SW 8th St., Ste. 106, Miami
- Foursquare rating: 8.4
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#5. The Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE

- Address: 591 NW 27th St., Miami
- Foursquare rating: 8.9
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#4. Frost Museum Of Science Planetarium

- Address: 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
- Foursquare rating: 8.8
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#3. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

- Address: 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami
- Foursquare rating: 9.5
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#2. HistoryMiami

- Address: 101 W. Flagler St., Miami
- Foursquare rating: 9.2
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#1. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

- Address: 1103 Biscayne Blvd (NW 11th St.), Miami
- Foursquare rating: 9.2
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