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By Alissa Grisler, Nov. 7, 2022
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Take a break from the beach by exploring one of these top-notch Miami museums.

There’s more to the Magic City than bright lights and beautiful beaches. Home to an innovative arts scene and rich cultural heritage, Miami boasts world-class museums that are an essential part of any South Florida itinerary. Here, you will find everything from renowned contemporary art galleries to state-of-the-art scientific institutions. To help you decide which exhibit is right for you, U.S. News evaluated expert and user opinions to bring you the top museums in Miami. Read on to start planning your trip.

Not many people can say they’ve scaled a skyscraper, fought off a dragon or flown on a magic carpet ride. Neither can you, but your Instagram followers don’t need to know that. Located in the bustling city of Miami Beach, the Museum of Illusions offers an interactive optical experience that is perfect for adults and children alike. Strike a pose in front of more than 40 3D illusions, or head to the “Smash It!” room, where visitors are encouraged to blow off some steam by throwing and breaking plates in a safe setting. Guests – who must be 12 or older – are provided markers to personalize three plates with whatever negative energy they want to release. Admission to the “Smash It!” room is separate from general admission to the Museum of Illusions, but combo tickets are available, as well as special VIP packages.

Address: 536 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139