Museums in Mexico abound, and the sheer range of museums in Guadalajara provide a look at the culture and history of the region and neighboring areas, as well as of other parts of Mexico that retain links to its past and present.
The City Museum is one of the most popular such venues among tourists thanks to the wealth of history to be experienced in its eight halls, which provide a tour through the city’s historical, urban, ethnographic, and artistic development.
Also attracting large numbers of visitors is the Guadalajara Regional Museum, which offers a journey through the history of the region, ranging from indigenous culture to the Mexican Revolution. Another venue that displays many of the colorful roots and traditions of the city and the state is the Huichol Wixárica Art Museum.
Added to these are a number of museums that examine the region's roots and modern progress, such as the José Clemente Orozco House-Museum, the Occidental Regional Museum, the University of Guadalajara Art Musuem, the Museum of Journalism and Graphic Arts, and the José Parrés Arias Archeology Museum of Western Mexico, all of which are found in the metropolitan area and document the life of the “Pearl of the West” and its region.