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Denver Art Museum

13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock Streets, Denver, CO 80204 (Downtown)
720-865-5000
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Ranked #6 of 141 Attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Traveler Description:   www.denverartmuse... 720-865-5000 The Denver Art Museum is a private, non-profit, educational resource for Colorado.  The mission of the museum is... more »
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Art Museum is a must visit while in Denver, and my wife (an art major) said it was one of the finest she had seen in the U.S. Exhibits were wonderful and the layout of the museum was really user friendly, with hands-on sections for children to really "feel art", and reading rooms (with comfy sofas) throughout. Excellent!

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Albany, New York
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59 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum has a good collection overall, but it's special features are superb: the pre-Columbian exhibits and study rooms may be the best anywhere. Great depth and breath. The early western and contemporary western art is another special treat. And they mount some excellent special exhibitions. It's a full day and a treat.

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Chicago
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The museum is just the right size for browsing, A thoughtful touch: in addition to ample spots to rest, portable folding stools that can be taken anywhere on the floor and returned after use. The museum shop had a big selection of merchandise. The Palettes restaurant offered good food and is a great place to people-watch. Free admission on the... More

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Saginaw, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We happened to be in Denver for the day and after some time spent on 16th street walking around enjoying the street performers we made a trip to the Art Museum. I wish I would have had my kids with me as there was TONS of take home art projects they could have worked on. I was really impressed with... More

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La Quinta, California
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

These two striking structures from I.M. Pei are about as dissimilar as possible. Top of the older 'fortress' building has an excellent Western Art Collection. Newer wing is mostly contemporary art. Terrific food and service at the cafe.

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The amazing architecture and great art exhibits and collections are the best reason to visit this museum; but once there we noticed that the museum was also a very engaging place for children. The galleries have interesting activities for all ages, there are play-spaces designed specifically for children and there are plenty of opportunities to explore art in different settings.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I felt the Museum was a nice place to visit. I really liked that it had evening hours on Fridays! I would not have been able to see it had it not had the extended hours.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were pleased with our first visit to an art museum with our children. We had to be a little careful about which galleries we visited to limit their exposure to some of the more "free" art, but the Denver Art Museum is big enough that it wasn't really a problem. You could spend anywhere from a couple of hours... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The works on display especially all those to do with native Americans and Mexico appealed tome and I'm Irish!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I did not expect this museum to be so incredibly comprehensive. I only expected to see locally presented artists. This art museum is just as great as any in New York City. Only one larger I can think of is the Louvre in Paris! Every kind of art and culture imaginable. I wish I had two days at this museum... More

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