M.U.S.T. Visit (Museums)

Dream of adventures from your armchair, explore the endless possibilities, and conquer your rainy day doldrums with the excitement and wonders waiting at your fingertips. Get inspired and motivated by these phenomenal museums which are home to the world's great movers, shakers and thinkers. Take a cyber visit and then plan a trip to the real thing!

  1. The American Museum of fly fishing, Manchester, Vermont
    www.amff.com
    Why? Learn about women anglers, such as Joan Wulff. "Give a woman a fish; you have fed her for today. Teach a woman to fish; and you have fed her for a lifetime."

  2. Cowgirl Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
    www.cowgirl.net
    Why? "The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trail blazing efforts." That says it all.

  3. Georgia O'Keefe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    www.okeefemuseum.org
    Why? This only museum in the world to be dedicated to an international woman artist. It is also the most visited museum in New Mexico.

  4. Isabella Stewart Gardner, Boston Massachusetts
    www.gardnermuseum.org
    Why? This former home of Isabella Stewart Gardner is a testament to the intelligence and artistic eye of one of the world's best collector's. Her collection is among the most important anywhere, and includes Titian's, Europa. Not to be missed is the portrait of Gardner by John Singer Sargent.
    "Years ago I decided that the greatest need in our Country was Art… We were a very young country and had very few opportunities of seeing beautiful things, works of art… So, I determined to make it my life's work if I could." - Isabella Stewart Gardner, on the creation of her Museum, 1917

  5. Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum, South Daytona, Florida
    www.livinglegendsofautoracing.com
    Why? Learn about the women who were pioneers in auto racing. Women like Sara Christian and Vicki Wood are among the legends that could put the pedal to the metal.

  6. The National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C.,
    www.nasm.si.edu
    Why? Visit the Women in Aviation and Space History exhibit and see Amelia Earhart's red Lockheed Vega 5B airplane that she flew on two history making 'Adventure Woman' adventures: in 1932, to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and later to be the first woman to fly solo across the United States.

  7. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
    www.nga.gov
    Why? See paintings by Mary Cassatt, and photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron. Don't miss the only Leonardo
    da Vinci painting in the Western Hemisphere.

  8. National Museum of Racing, Saratoga Springs, New York
    www.racingmuseum.org
    Why? The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of thoroughbred racing. Learn about legends, such as, Julie Krone who is the all-time leading woman rider by victories. She is the first woman to win a classic race in the 1993 Belmont Stakes and the first woman to win on Breeders Cup Day, in 2003.

  9. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
    www.nmwa.org
    Why? Because it contains a fantastic and comprehensive collection of women artists; over 3,000 works of art from the 16th Century to the present. If you can't visit personally, at least, check out their website.

  10. The National Women's History Museum, (under construction physically, but visit the award- winning cyber exhibits).
    www.nwhm.org
    Why? The website is packed with loads of interesting information on remarkable and courageous adventure women.

  11. The Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.
    www.spymuseum.org
    Why? Learn about the 'Sisterhood of Spies;' women from the Civil War era onward who unsuspectingly were super sleuths and cunning spies.

  12. Women's Museum, Dallas, Texas
    www.thewomensmuseum.org
    Why? "The museum is a snapshot into the lives and times of women who dared to dream and achieve." Visit the wall of words for motivation and inspiration. This stop is a must for any Adventure Woman!

  13. Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland.
    www.olympic.org
    Why? The museum is for all sports enthusiasts with exhibitions and permanent collections discussing women's athletic achievements. For example, an exhibition on Ella Maillart; Olympian, and adventure woman (who crossed Asia by foot, horse and camel to discover "the great unknown").
    Also see,
    Olympic Center & Museum, Lake Placid, New York
    www.orda.org
    Olympic Museum. Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, California
    www.squaw.com
    Seoul Olympic Museum, Seoul, Korea
    www.seoulolympicmueum.com

  14. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio
    www.rockhall.com
    Why? A tribute to the legends of rock and roll. Get inspired by the Hall of Fame which includes female rockers; such as, Madonna, Patti Smith and Bonnie Raitt. And don't forget Blondie!

  15. Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, Sturgis, South Dakota
    www.sturgismuseum.com
    Why? For every adventure woman who aspires to be a 'biker chick' this museum is a must. See the world on the back of your Harley and never look back.

More Museums
to Visit Online or in Person.

1. Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy
http://www.firenzemusei.it/00_english/
index.html

2. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
www.artic.edu
3. Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy
www.galleriaborghese.it
4. The British Museum, London, England www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
5. Catalan National Museum, Barcelona, Spain
www.mnac.es
6. Circus Museum, Sarasota, Florida
www.Ringling.org
7. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Texas
www.dallasmuseumofart.org
8. de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
www.famsf.org/deyoung
9. The Field Museum of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
www.FieldMuseum.org
10. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England www.fitzwilliam.cam.ac.uk
11. Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
www.flaglermuseum.us
12. The Frick, New York, New York
www.frick.org
13. Gauguin Museum, Tahiti, French Polynesia
www.frommers.com/destinations/tahiti/
A22288.html

14. Getty Center (Los Angeles)
& Getty Villa (Malibu, California)
www.getty.edu
15. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
www.hermitagemuseum.org
16. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
www.mng.hu/en
17. Huntington Library & Gardens,
Pasadena, California
www.huntington.org
18. Kennedy Space Center,
Kennedy Space Center, Near Cocoa Beach, Florida
www.kennedyspacecenter.com
19. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria http://theatermuseum.at/homeE/homeE.html
20. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
www.lacma.org
21. The Louvre, Paris, France
www.louvre.fr
22. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org
23. Museo Fortuny, Venice, Italy (under renovation)
www.italytraveller.com/en/c/museo-fortuny
24. Museum of Egyptian Antiques, Cairo, Egypt
www.egyptian-antique.info
25. Museum of Modern Art, New York
www.moma.org
26. Museum Picasso
http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en/
27. Musee D'Orsay, Paris, France
www.musee-orsay.fr
28. National Archaeology Museum, Athens, Greece
www.greeklandscapes.com/greece/athens_
museum.html

29. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico
www.solutionsabroad.com/en/cities/mexico-city/museums-in-mexico-city.html
30. National Portrait Gallery, London, England
www.npg.org.uk
31. Palace Museum of Beijing, Beijing, China
http://www.dpm.org.cn/English/default.asp
32. The Prado, Madrid, Spain
www.museodelprado.es/en/ingles
33. Rijksmuseum
www.rijksmuseum.nl
34. Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
www.salvadordalimuseum.org
35. Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China
www.shanghaimuseum.net/en/index.jsp
36. Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Spain
http://museosorolla.mcu.es/
37. South Georgia Whaling Museum, South Georgia
http://sgmuseum.gs
38. The Tate, London, England
www.tate.org.uk
39. Uffizi, Florence, Italy
www.uffizi.firenze.it
40. Vatican Museums, Vatican City
www.vatican.va
41. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
www.vam.ac.uk