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New England Aquarium

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Museum of Fine Arts

Both are recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Museum of Fine Arts is the choice of most reviewers compared to New England Aquarium. Museum of Fine Arts ranks #1 in Boston with accolades from 10 sources including concierge.com, Fodor's and Not For Tourists.

Both are recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Museum of Fine Arts is the choice of most reviewers compared to New England Aquarium. Museum of Fine Arts ranks #1 in Boston with accolades from 10 sources including concierge.com, Fodor's and Not For Tourists.

tripexpert score
86
#16 in Boston
location

Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Located right on Boston Harbor on Central Wharf, the New England Aquarium is home to animals from both the Northeast and around the world.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This aquarium challenges you to imagine life under and around the sea. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This complex is home to more than 30,000 fish and aquatic mammals, and at busy times, it seems to contain at least that many people. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The dimmed light gives the illusion of an underwater world. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Check out penguin snack-time. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Boston

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597

  • 11 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    One of America's grandest art museums, the MFA holds American and European paintings from the 7th century to the present.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Count on staying a while if you have any hope of seeing what's here. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    One of the world's great art museums, the MFA works nonstop to become even more accessible and interesting. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    One of the country's leading museums, the Museum of Fine Arts contains a comprehensive collection of more than 350,000 artworks. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Arguably one of the top museums in the country. Go for the Copleys. Full Review →

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