Must-See Museums for an Exciting Adventure

Living an inspired life is easy when you’re part of a Taylor Morrison community. Our communities are brimming with amenities and near many things to do. If by chance you can’t make up your mind, we have an idea to help. Go out for an adventure to see some interesting art, learn a thing or two, and make lifelong memories. The best part is, we’ve done the work for you and compiled this list of amazing museums in just about every region of the country. So scroll down to your area and get to sightseeing near your beautiful new construction home today.




Near California’s capital city, residents of our new homes in Rocklin can enjoy Sacramento’s endless supply of interesting, historical and fun museums.

Sacramento History Museum

Explore Sacramento’s Underground or experience the thrill of the historical Gold Rush. There’s something to delight and entertain every family member at the Sacramento History Museum.

101 I Street
Old Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-7059

California Museum

You won’t be bored in the California Museum. From immigrants telling stories of coming to California, a ghost who relives California’s history from the Gold Rush onward, or how Hollywood has shaped California’s perception, a Saturday is well spent exploring these exhibits.

1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-7524

Fairytale Town

A staple for four generations of California children, Fairytale Town offers fun for everyone with 26 playsets based on nursery rhymes and fairytales, a flock of friendly farm animals, and two stages for performing arts.

3901 Land Park Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 808-5233

Bay Area

San Jose | Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Explore Egypt’s fascinating history at the home of the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America. Learn more about the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

1660 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

East Bay | Pacific Pinball Museum

Plan a affordable day of fun while you play over 90 pinball machines. The Pacific Pinball Museum includes rare bagatelles and early games from the 1940s to present day.

1510 Webster Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 769-1349

Southern California

Original McDonald’s Site and Museum

If you’ve seen Michael Keeton’s movie The Founder about McDonald’s very first location, this museum is a must-see. Inside, you’ll find interesting articles and bold murals detailing the fast food chain’s history.

Original McDonald’s Site and Museum
1398 N E St.
San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529



Musical Instrument Museum

As one of the top-rated museums in Phoenix and top 15 in the nation, the Musical Instrument Museum provides a unique experience for every age as they bring instruments from around the world to life.

4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 478-6000



Molly Brown House Museum

If you’re a Titanic enthusiast, this museum will be just what you need on a cold Saturday. Saved from demolition in 1970, hear the exciting story of Margaret Brown, the Denver-native Titanic heroine and activist, on your guided tour through the museum.

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80203



Cathedral of Junk

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure…literally. The Cathedral of Junk, located near our Austin communities, is tucked in the backyard of a small house on the south side and holds thrift store treasures in unique architectural figurations. Make sure to check this one off your bucket list!

4422 Lareina Drive,
Austin, Texas, 78745
By appointment only (512) 299-7413


A thriving metropolis, there are many exciting museums and attractions just waiting for you to visit in Dallas.


Lonestar Flight Museum

Take to the skies and explore the evolution of flight and how Texas has played a role. With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focused learning opportunities, it’s a great experience for kids and adults alike at the Lonestar Flight Museum!

11551 Aerospace Ave.
Houston, TX 77034
(346) 708-2517
Toll free: 1-888-FLY-LSFM (359-5736)



Museum of Science & Industry

From experiencing a real submarine to discovering the fascinating science of storms, to the enthralling and interactive must-see Great Train Story exhibit, the Museum of Science & Industry has been sparking scientific learning and creativity since 1933.

5700 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637



Ritz Theatre and Museum

Put on the Ritz and head to Jacksonville’s Ritz Theatre and Museum. Here, you’ll learn about “The Harlem of the South” and experience the many facets that make up the historical and cultural legacy of the community.

829 North Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 807-2010


Established by a couple with a habit of bringing exotic plants back from their travels, your loved ones will delight in the 50-acre botanical oasis just minutes from Orlando.

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL
(407) 246-2620


Henry Bradley Plant Museum

Since the 1800s and the ability to travel long distance by railroad, people have looked to Tampa as a vacation destination. This charming museum, set in a beautiful Victorian-style hotel built in late 1880, displays the early days of Tampa and how it grew from a sleepy town to a top destination.

Henry Bradley Plant Museum
401 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-1891


John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Stop by this gorgeous Venetian mansion, built by John Ringling and managed by Florida State University, to see the incredibly unique artifacts and hear the famous tale of the Ringling circus. It’s a fun, one-of-a-kind museum for everyone.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-5700

Fort Myers & Naples

Edison Ford Winter Estates

Take a walk-through history and tour the estates where two of America’s greatest inventors, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, wintered with their families. Your ticket also includes more than 20 acres of historical buildings and gardens, including the 1928 Edison Botanical Research Library. It’s a leisurely few hours well spent on a weekend.

Edison Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 334-7419



Trader Vic’s

A dining experience like no other, at Trader Vic’s, you and your family can Taste The World® and enjoy subtle, smoky flavors from the Chinese wood-fired ovens in dishes like Indonesian rack of lamb or tender and juicy BBQ Spare Ribs.

255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303


For nature lovers, outdoor adventures abound in the Carolinas. In Charlotte, Big Rock Nature Preserve is home to 7,000-year-old boulders used as a campsite and observation point by generations of American Indians; in Raleigh, behind the North Carolina Museum of Art, a quaint, hobbit-style hut called the Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky is home to a camera obscura, a medieval optics trick that projects a mirror image of the outside inside the light-tight space. It’s a truly enchanting sight you’ll want to experience for yourself.

Experience Life Your Way

No matter how you enjoy spending your Saturdays—relaxing on your patio by the cozy outdoor fireplace, enjoying the amenities of your community, or exploring the local museums and attractions—the difference of living in a Taylor Morrison community is clear: we’re here to help you live inspired.  

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