The rankings were compiled from Yelp reviews, with the results published by USA Today.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is no doubt a local treasure and brings in hundreds of thousands of people annually through unique exhibitions. This notoriety extends outside of Richmond, according to a ranking put together from Yelp ratings.
From USA Today:
For travelers, the best thing about reader review sites is how they surface the collective wisdom of the crowd, vs. the subjective opinion of a single author.
This is clear in Yelp’s new rankings of the USA’s top-ranked museums. No. 3 on the list is one of the world’s biggest and best, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But it’s topped in Yelp’s five-star ratings by a military museum in Virginia and a modern art museum in Kansas City.