If you missed part 1 in our series about museums to visit on your USA summer trip, we’ve been going state-by-state to find some shining examples of can’t-miss museums to add to your vacation plans no matter where in the United States you’re headed.
In part two of the series, we’re covering the remaining states from Montana to Wyoming and highlighting some of the best sites to see on your summer holiday. We’ve whittled it down to just one favorite per state, but rest assured that there is a wealth of things to do regardless of where you’re going.
If you try out our recommendations or find your own travel gems, don’t forget to share your memories on your TravelPod blog!
Part 2: Montana – Wyoming
- Montana – Montana Museum of Art and Culture (Missoula)
- Nebraska – Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha)
Blogger ModernNomad67 wrote “The Joslyn is well worth a stop on a cross country drive on I-80 or to be included in a Midwest travel itinerary.”
- Nevada – The Neon Museum (Las Vegas)
- New Hampshire – Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (Dover)
- New Jersey – The Old Barracks Museum (Trenton)
- New Mexico – New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe)
Recommended for fans of the art style by johnrandall. “I got a great introduction into the Southwest school of art. I’ve always liked this style and I saw some of the greats on display.”
- New York – Museum of the City of New York (New York City)
- North Carolina – North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh)
- North Dakota – Fargo Air Museum (Fargo)
- Ohio – Taft Museum of Art (Cincinnati)
- Oklahoma – Science Museum Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)
TravelPod user pndcadena loved the variety at the Science Museum, noting “There is literally everything under the sun for science-minded individuals. Interactive exhibits and unique displays make the museum a truly amazing educational experience”
- Oregon – Oregon Historical Society (Portland)
- Pennsylvania – The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia)
“The new building that housed the Barnes collections was beautiful!”, wrote roadscholarorg. “We had a lot of time there, but I confess I probably could have stayed another hour or two.”
- Rhode Island – Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence)
- South Carolina – Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia)
- South Dakota – South Dakota Art Museum (Brookings)
- Tennessee – National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis)
TravelPod blogger tonestar described the museum as “by far one of the best museums I have ever been to in my life… The attention to detail was phenomenal and you had chills when you saw the Martin Luther stuff. I will never forget it as long as I live.”
- Texas – Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas)
alaskalucas97 loved what the Perot museum had to offer. “This museum was too cool – everything from the solar system, to dinosaurs, to weather, robots, oil, animals…this museum had it all. It is absolutely NOT what I remember museums to be when I was a kid, No Way. It was totally cool, totally modern. Outstanding!!!!!”
- Utah – Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City)
- Vermont – Billings Farm & Museum (Woodstock)
saraishness wrote a terrific entry about her visit to the farm.
- Virginia – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond)
- Washington – Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle)
- West Virginia – Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of Western Virginia (Charleston)
- Wisconsin – The National Mustard Museum (Middleton)
- Wyoming – National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson)
orlandoanne made sure to include the museum on her trip across the United States.
Looking for must-see museums from Alabama to Missouri? Check out Part 1 of our Editor’s Picks series.