To help you plan your summer vacation, for this picture blog I have combined museums, art galleries, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, greenhouse conservatories, and historic sites.

At all of these places you get to learn something educational whether it be about an artifact, a painting, an animal, a plant, or a historic event. I don’t have pictures for every famous museum in the United States, though. Some of the pictures are for smaller museums and smaller art galleries.

Since I have accumulated literally thousands of pictures throughout the years, all the pictures are from my own collections. If you want to know more about the picture just click on the image.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USS Constitution museum ship, & USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

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The Sports Museum, Boston; Salem Witch Museum, Salem; & Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

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First picture: This Bobby Orr sculpture is located at The Sports Museum in the TD Garden arena at 100 Legends Way & Causeway St. in the West End neighbourhood of Boston, Suffolk county. Robert "Bobby" Orr is a Canadian hockey player who played for the Boston Bruins in the 1960s and '70s.

Gillette Castle, Lyme, CT

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Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

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Brooklyn Museum, American Museum of Natural History, & Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

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Jackie Robinson Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Gagosian Gallery, & Gladstone Gallery, New York City, NY

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First picture: The Jackie Robinson Museum is located at the Jackie Robinson Foundation on Canal St. & Varick St. in Lower Manhattan, Manhattan Island. Jack "Jackie" Robinson (1919 – 1972) was an American baseball player who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s and '50s.

Bronx Zoo & Statue of Liberty Museum, New York City, NY

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Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg; National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs; & Sagtikos Manor, West Bay Shore, NY

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Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, & Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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Hutchings Homestead, Springfield township, NJ

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh; & Fallingwater Museum, Stewart township, PA

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Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, & Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia, PA

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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg; & Codorus Forge and Furnace Historic District, Hellam township, PA

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Great Lakes Science Center; & Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Cleveland, OH

The cover image at the top of this blog is Charles Meynier paintings at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 11150 East Blvd. @ Bellflower Rd. in the University Circle neighbourhood of Cleveland, Cuyahoga county. Weheartit deleted this picture. A great number of my pictures are deleted for no good reason.

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Detroit Institute of Arts, Belle Isle Aquarium, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit; & Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI

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Air Zoo aerospace & science museum, Portage; Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph; & American Museum of Magic, Marshall, MI

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Indiana World War Memorial Military Museum, Indianapolis, IN

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Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

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Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; & Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, WI

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Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Park Zoo, Saint Paul; Walker Art Center, & Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

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Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City; The Jewel Box (St. Louis Floral Conservatory), & Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

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The first picture is a photograph of Hank Aaron in 1952. Henry "Hank" Aaron (1934 – 2021) was an American baseball player who played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in 1952. The photograph is located at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1616 E. 18th St. between Vine St. and Highland Ave. in the 18th and Vine neighbourhood of Kansas City, Jackson county.

Ethel and Christopher J. Abbot Visitor Center, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Morrill county, NE

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Pickler Mansion, Tamworth township; & Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington county, SD

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National Buffalo Museum, Jamestown, ND

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National Aquarium, Baltimore; U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis; University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park; & Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center, Antietam National Battlefield, Washington county, MD

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National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, & Bureau of Engraving and Printing visitor centre, Washington, DC

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National Museum of African American History and Culture, & Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC

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Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach; & Fort Monroe National Monument, Hampton, VA

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International Museum of the Horse, Lexington; & Louisville Zoo, Louisville, KY

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Graceland Mansion & Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN

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Biltmore Estate, Buncombe county, NC

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Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills; & Carolina Basketball Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

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Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Garden, World of Coca-Cola museum, Atlanta; & Fort Benjamin Hawkins, Macon, GA

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Green–Meldrim House, Andrew Low House Museum, Savannah; & St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, St. Simons Island, GA

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Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg; & Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Sarasota, FL

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Orlando Science Center, Orlando Museum of Art, & Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL

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Pérez Art Museum Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami; Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Ponce Inlet; & Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Escambia county, FL

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Fort Jefferson, Garden Key; Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach; Stranahan House, Fort Lauderdale; & The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

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Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham; & U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, AL

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Jungle Gardens, Avery Island; New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans; & West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; & Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff, AR

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman; & Museum of the Red River, Idabel, OK

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Kimbell Art Museum, & Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, TX

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Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum, Irving; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Art Gallery of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, & San Jacinto Museum of History, Harris county, TX

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International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, & Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, NM

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First picture: The International UFO Museum and Research Center is located at 114 N. Main St. (U.S. Route 285) @ W. 2nd St. (U.S. Route 380) in Roswell, Chaves county. Roswell is famous as the site where a UFO crashed in the desert in 1947. It is said that the crashed UFO and the dead alien occupants are kept at the U.S. Air Force's ultra top secret Homey Airport at the Groom Lake salt flats, Lincoln county, NV – the so-called "Area 51."

Dever Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver; & Bishop Castle, Custer county, CO

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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, WY

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Little Bighorn Visitor Center, Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Big Horn county, MT

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Goldwell Open Air Museum, Nye county; & Hoover Dam Visitors Center, Hoover Dam, Clark county, NV

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Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ

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USS Midway Museum, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Museum of Man, & San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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First picture: Tim Burton is an American film director, producer, and animator. The Tim Burton art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011 included displays from his movies Beetlejuice (1988), The Nightmare Before Christmas, a.k.a. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and Corpse Bride, a.k.a. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005). The museum is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. @ S. Ogden Dr. in the Miracle Mile neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

Second picture: A display of Emily the Corpse Bride and Victor Van Dort from the stop-motion animated movie Corpse Bride, a.k.a. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) at the same Tim Burton art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011.

Third picture: A display of Emily the Corpse Bride from the stop-motion animated movie Corpse Bride, a.k.a. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) at the same Tim Burton art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011.

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Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, The Broad art museum, & J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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First picture: Taylor Swift is an American singer and songwriter. The Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in 2014 included artifacts from the performer. The museum is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. & S. Figueroa St. in the Downtown neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries, Peterson Automotive Museum, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, & Museum of Death, Los Angeles, CA

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Kayne Griffin art gallery, Los Angeles; Norton Simon Museum, Gamble House, Pasadena; & Roundhouse Aquarium, Manhattan Beach, CA

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RMS Queen Mary museum ship, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, & Museum of Flying, Santa Monica, CA

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First & second pictures: RMS Queen Mary is a 1936 British ocean liner that is now a hotel, restaurant, and museum. This ship is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours can be taken of the ship. It's permanently moored at 1126 Queens Hwy. from Queensway Dr. in the Queensway Bay neighbourhood of Long Beach, Los Angeles county, and at the mouth of the Los Angeles River.

Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside; & Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing museum, Camarillo, CA

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California Academy of Sciences, The Presidio of San Francisco, Coit Memorial Tower, & Alcatraz Island federal prison, San Francisco, CA

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Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo county, CA

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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Peralta Adobe, San José; & Castle Air Museum, Atwater, CA

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Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport; Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville; Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, & Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

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Museum of Flight, Tukwila, WA

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Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center, Pearl Harbor, HI

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CANADA

L’anse aux Meadows historic site, Great Northern Peninsula, NL

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Biodôme de Montréal, Insectarium de Montréal, & Jardin botanique de Montréal, Montréal, QC

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Conservatoire et serres de Westmount, Montréal; & Musée canadien de l’histoire, Gatineau, QC

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Canadian Museum of Nature, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, & Canadian Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, ON

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Royal Canadian Mint, Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, Bytown Museum, & Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON

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Canadian War Museum, Ottawa; Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, & Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto, ON

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Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre, & Casa Loma, Toronto, ON

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Fort York, Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto; Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington; & Polish Kashub Heritage Museum & Skansen, Wilno, ON

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HMCS Haida museum ship, Dundurn Castle, Hamilton Military Museum, & Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton, ON

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, ON

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Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Assiniboine Park Zoo, & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Winnipeg, MB

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Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, SK

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Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium, VanDusen Botanical Garden, & Bloedel Floral Conservatory, Vancouver, BC

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Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, & Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC

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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Maritime Museum of BC, Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria; & Hatley Castle, Colwood, BC

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Last picture: Hatley Castle at Hatley Park National Historic Site is located on College Dr. @ University Dr. in Colwood, Capital regional district, Vancouver Island. This site is the location of Royal Roads University. In the X-Men film series, which is based on The Uncanny X-Men comic book by Marvel Comics, this castle was used as the X-Mansion and the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters.

Butchart Gardens, Central Saanich; & Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach, BC

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THE CARIBBEAN

Fort Fincastle, Nassau, the Bahamas

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Fort King George, Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

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LATIN AMERICA

Fuerte de San Lorenzo, distrito de Colón, Panamá

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Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, Cartagena, Colombia

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Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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