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Best Museums for Dinosaur sightings

They walked the earth millions of years ago. Yet no one knows the reason why such magnificent creatures simply disappeared from the globe. Today, dinosaurs grace our movie marquees and toy shelves, fascinating both the young and old.

For a glimpse into the evolution of these mysterious creatures, head over to one of these museums that have some of the best dinosaur exhibits in the world. The main attraction of the dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a powerful reconstruction of two dueling dinosaurs. Recreated from a combination of real and cast bones, a towering Tyrannosaurus is shown about to devour a fleeing Triceratops.

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  Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City—Containing the greatest collection of art in the U.S., it was founded in 1870. In addition to American and European paintings, it displays medieval art and armor, masks from Africa, mummies from Egypt, Aztec gold sculpture, as well as treasures from Asia ...

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  St. Petersburg, Russia

It looks like a palace—because it was. Started in the 18th century as a private collection of Empress Catherine II, it contains artwork collected by the Russian czars. It became public museum in 19th century. Its six buildings hold more than 3 million items from Russia ...

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  Louvre Palace and Museum

A medieval fortress, the palace of the kings of France, and a museum for the last two centuries, the architecture of the Louvre Palace bears witness to more than 800 years of history. Established in 1793 by the French Republic, the Louvre Museum, in the company ...

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