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Must-Visit SF Museums

By Viator, December 2014

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San Francisco is well-known for it’s naturally beautiful geography, its steep topography, and it’s occasionally seedy history, but it’s often overlooked as a city for great museums. With some of the foremost, long standing museums in the arts and sciences, it’s only a matter of time until word gets out.

The de Young Museum, for example, is the most visited art museum west of the Mississippi. What began as a collection of exotic oddities and curiosities has become one of the the foremost museums in the western United States with a concentration of American art, international textile art and costume, along with an emphasis on ancient art of the Americas, Oceania and Africa.

The Legion of Honor may be the city’s most beautiful museum. It was built to commemorate the solider who died in World War I and houses a collection of 4,000 years of European art in a beautiful Beaux-arts building with a jaw dropping setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and the whole city of San Francisco. The museum regularly hosts exhibits showcasing European masters, which compliments its collection of European decorative arts and paintings.

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The Walt Disney Family Museum Admission in San Francisco

Take a wondrous journey into the life and legacy of animation legend Walt Disney at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.00

Viator Exclusive: California Academy of Sciences Early-Access Admission

Stroll into San Francisco’s amazing California Academy of Sciences with this early-access admission ticket. For one low price — a Viator Exclusive available ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.95

de Young Museum Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Explore one of San Francisco’s most distinguished art collections at the de Young Museum, situated in lovely Golden Gate Park. Wander through the museum’s ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $10.00

Legion of Honor Museum Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Perched on the headlands above the Golden Gate Bridge is the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. This unique art museum is one of San Francisco’s ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $10.00

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