Top 5 Cultured Cities in US 2020

Below you can see our compilation of the top 5 cultured cities in US in 2020. For more further information and our introduction, please click this article.

5. Chicago, IL 

Area: 606.60 km2 / 234.21 sq mi

Population: 2 693 976

Number of museums: 76

There are several amazing museums in Chicago, such as the Field Museum, where you can admire the famous anthropological and biological collections, or the iconic Chicago History Museum.  The city’s nightlife is also attractive for both citizens and tourists. When it comes to the theaters, alongside the famous, legendary Chicago Theater (founded as early as in 1920), there are several also significant ones, such as Broadway In Chicago or Gateway Theater in Jefferson Park. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is known as one of the bests across the globe. Chicago holds the famous Thanksgiving parade every year that you really must visit. Another amazing place is the historical Wrigley Field built in 1914 and the Millennium Park.

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4. Los Angeles Area, California

Area: 1,214.63 km2 / 468.97 sq mi

Population: 3 979 576

Number of museums: 84

The City of Angels has a jaw-dropping number of museums and other cultural properties. Non-exhaustively, among its museums we highlight Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Center and Natural History Museum. The iconic Griffith Observatory is one of the city’s largest attraction.

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3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Area:  (369.59 km2 / 142.70 sq mi

Population: 1 584 064

Number of museums: 95

Philadelphia, or Philly can bounce with the most outdoor murals and sculptures in the United States. What’s more, Philly is dedicated to history, as it hosts Indipence Hall, Independence National Historical Park, Liberty Bell and many others. It’s also the home to the oldest university of the country, the University of Pennsylvania.

2. Washington, D.C.

Area: 177 km2 / 68.34 sq mi

Population: 705 749

Number of museums: 129

Washington D.C. is one of the most famous cities in the world, and it can boast with large number of museums, cultural places, such as the Lincoln Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, National Museum of Natural History and the iconic Ford’s Theater.

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1. New York, NY

Area: 777.95 km2 / 300.37 sq mi

Population: 8 366 817

Number of museums: 181

Without a shadow of a doubt, New York tops the list of the 20 most cultured cities in the US.  New York, or the Big Apple has not only the most skyscrapers in the world, but it can also bounce with the most museums, recreational and cultural places in the United States. There is the worldwide known Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Museum for African Art, just to name a few.

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