Children's Museum of Indianapolis voted best in the country for families in new reader's choice poll

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has been voted the number one best museum for families in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice 2017 poll.

A USA Today panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 museum nominees. Popular vote then determined the top ten.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest museum of its kind, sitting on 29-acres.

Kids can star in their own circus, slide down a river of chocolate, fly over the Great Wall of China or snap a selfie with a T-rex among dozens of other adventures at the museum.

The museum broke ground on a $35 million expansion last September. The “Sports Legend Experience” will turn the northern portion of the museum’s Meridian Street property into an outdoor activity zone featuring mini-golf, pedal car race tracks and track and family fitness loops.

The top 10 winners in USA Today's Reader's Choice for Best Museum for Families are as follows:

  1. Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Indianapolis
  2. Children's Museum of Houston - Houston
  3. The Strong National Museum of Play - Rochester, New York
  4. The Henry Ford - Dearborn, Michigan
  5. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
  6. Please Touch Museum - Philadelphia
  7. Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago
  8. Musical Instrument Museum - Phoenix
  9. Franklin Institute Science Museum - Philadelphia
  10. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Los Angeles

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