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This free museum displays the city's transportation history. One neat exhibit showcases a 1938 Glasgow street scene "with period shop-fronts, era-appropriate vehicles and a reconstruction of one of the Glasgow Underground stations," according to Frommer's. Some travelers highlight this exhibit, while others really enjoyed the Clyde Room's model boats. Visitors were also highly impressed with the in-house café.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, visit its website.

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#1 The Burrell Collection Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls not only encase a variety of objects and artworks, but they also usher in the ... Read more » nuklr.dave / Flickr

#2 Pollok Country Park After a perusal through the vast and varied art assemblage at the Burrell Collection, you might want to rest your eyes in the green and leafy Pollok Country Park. Comprised ... Read more » Eggybird / Flick

#3 City Chambers Accommodating some sort of governing body since the late 1800s, the Victorian-style City Chambers today hosts the Glasgow City Council. You'll find the impressive building on the east side ... Read more » dalbera / Flickr

#4 Glasgow Cathedral Dedicated to the city's patron saint, St. Mungo, the Glasgow Cathedral was consecrated in the 1100s but was finished around 300 years later. Of almost equal delight -- to experts ... Read more » k4dordy / Flickr

#5 Riverside Museum This free museum displays the city's transportation history. One neat exhibit showcases a 1938 Glasgow street scene "with period shop-fronts, era-appropriate vehicles and a reconstruction of one of the ... Read more » jewhytr / Getty Images

#6 Kelvingrove Park If you're planning to spend an afternoon at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, you should also allot some time for lounging in the lush Kelvingrove Park. You can ... Read more » k4dordy / Flickr

#7 Glasgow Speedway Recent travelers -- especially those with families -- are in love with the Glasgow Speedway. Open on late-afternoon Sundays, families can cheer on the ferocious Tigers, who ride high-speed motorbikes 'round and ... Read more » Scott Marley / Flickr

#8 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is another favorite museum (that's also free!). Built at the turn of the 20th century to resemble a Renaissance-style castle/cathedral, the museum ... Read more » Scott Denham / Flickr

#9 Glengoyne Distillery What's more Scottish than some Scotch whisky? For a reasonable price, visitors can learn how the spirit is made and enjoy a complimentary dram or so. Recent visitors thought ... Read more » Le Scribbler / Flickr

#10 Barras Market Some recent travelers disappointingly note that the Barras Market had really gone down in quality. However, the majority of visitors seemed to enjoy their few hours digging through piles of ... Read more » HawksnestEdinburgh / iStockphoto.com

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The Glasgow Science Centre is comprised of three structures: the IMAX cinema, the Science Mall and the Glasgow Tower. dalbera / Flickr

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