Have you ever wondered what the best places are for art and culture experiences? This is our list of the top 10 places to visit for all you art gurus out there.

1. Fredericksburg, Texas

“What makes it so special – and I’m not just talking about the folks from San Antonio and Austin who love to make Fredericksburg a weekend getaway – is that it is one of the fastest growing wine destinations in the country. And it has art galore: Over a dozen galleries with collectible art, local artists, national and international artists, and various mediums.” -Karin Leperi. Full article here…

Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas

2. “America Today” Mural at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Thomas Hart Benton’s epic mural titled ‘America Today’ was considered one of the most remarkable accomplishments in American art of the period in which it was painted. The artwork consists of ten extraordinary panels, and emphasizes Benton’s colorful style and the fluid manner in which he painted figures with a sculptural quality.” -Renee Phillips. Full article here…

America Today mural

America Today mural

3. Arkansas

“When we think of one of America’s literary greats – Ernest Hemingway – a genius of staccato phrasing and the short story, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, seldom do we evoke a vision of Hemingway in Arkansas. Yet this is where he penned one of his greatest works, A Farewell to Arms. Nor do we think of Arkansas when we hum Johnny Cash’s famous songs, “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Blues” or “Ring of Fire.” But we should.” -Karin Leperi. Full article here…

Cash's custom Gibson guitar

Cash’s custom Gibson guitar

4. Musical Instrument Museum

“The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches the world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible a wide variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. We offer our guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming and exceptional musical performances. MIM also fosters appreciation of diverse cultures around the globe by showing that we all innovate, adapt and learn from each other to create music—the universal language.” -Norman Hill. Full article here…

MIM Polka

MIM Polka

5. Quebec

“If the streets that lined this fashion-forward city were runways, they’d be dressed in Dior and smell of Chanel. Québec City knows the value in flaunting its best features. Here, everything is fuller and brighter with bursts of colors coming to life at every twist and turn.” -Dale Sanders. Full article here…

Quebec

Quebec

6. Asheville, North Carolina

“Fans of the popular PBS television series Downton Abbey don’t have to travel to Highclere Castle to experience firsthand what life was like at Downton Abbey or to view original costumes of their favorite characters. The Biltmore House, the grand 250-room Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is showcasing 47 costumes from the show during its exhibition: Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times.” -Sandra Chambers. Full article here…

The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. (Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company).

The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. (Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company).

7. Frankfurt, Germany

“No visit to Frankfurt is complete without visiting the top-notch museums this dynamic city has to offer. There are so many you truly need a few days to enjoy them all. Start with the Liebieghuas, a converted 19th century villa that is now the Museum of Ancient Sculpture. It boasts a vast collection of Baroque sculptures and Egyptian artifacts (mummies as well).” -Tiffany Thornton. Full article here…

Frankfurt's skyline at sundown

Frankfurt’s skyline at sundown

8. Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama

“This place is full of United States history. In the same way we admire courage in signing the Declaration of Independence, the story in Alabama comes out of similar display of courage and convictions. Montgomery and Birmingham are today’s cities on an upward move; unique restaurants in revitalized commercial districts and family activity fun. Leaders of communities are dealing positively with history that, for a time, went from bad to worse.” -Allan Kissam. Full article here…

Barber Motorsports Museum

Barber Motorsports Museum

9. Savannah, Georgia

“Savannah, Georgia is called the “Hostess City of the South” for its hospitality, and that hospitality is one of the first things you will notice about this lovely city perched on Georgia’s Atlantic coast. Drawling Southern voices welcome you, and provide your first clue that Savannah is a place where the pace of life slows down, living is easy, and a tall glass of sweet iced tea is always the drink of choice.” -Jan Ross. Full article here…

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

10. Washington, Georgia

“The Washington Historical Museum boasts a large collection of Civil War relics, Indian artifacts, and a recreation of 19th century home life. The Civil War relics include Jefferson Davis’ camp chest and General Robert Toombs’ uniforms. The museum also houses a fine collection of guns of the period. The grounds have also been landscaped, using an early garden plan and plants typical of antebellum gardens.” -Debi Lander. Full article here…

Washington, Georgia

Washington, Georgia

Where do you go to find arts and culture? Tell us in the comments!