Just like the other four boroughs in the Big Apple, Brooklyn is steeped in over five centuries of history. From its humble beginnings as a Native American community to its transformation into a hustling, bustling cultural powerhouse, Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and landmarks tell the intriguing tale of this ethnically diverse borough. Want to see the sights? Book a Brooklyn hotel and visit New York state to see landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Measuring a whopping 560,000 square feet, the Brooklyn Museum is the third-largest museum in New York City and houses an impressive art collection with more than 1.5 million pieces. Visit the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, a tranquil outdoor space with sculptures salvaged from NYC's many demolition sites. With exhibits that span 3,000 years, the museum--located at 200 Eastern Parkway--has a wealth of Egyptian, Japanese, and African art on display.
From there, you can take a trip to the New York Transit Museum, which displays artifacts from New York City's subway, bus, and commuter rail systems. The museum--located in an old subway station--is the ultimate destination if you have an interest in transport; here you can discover old subway cars from a bygone era. Hotels near the Brooklyn Museum are close to the Brooklyn Children's Museum--a must-visit when traveling with children. Built in 1889, the museum has over 30,000 exhibits to explore. If you're a history buff, booking a Brooklyn hotel will ensure you're smack dab in the middle of the City of Churches' many museums.
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