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Museum of Fine Arts

255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727 896 2667
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: This museum's collection includes a wide range of world art from antiquity to modern times.
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Lakeland, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I love art museums and this is a good one! MOFA has a lovely permanent collection and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Don't miss it if you're in town and you enjoy fine art!

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Jacksonville, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon. They have a very interesting collection and I would definitely go back next time I am in St. Pete. Even my husband enjoyed it, which was a surprise.

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We mostly wanted to see the Impressionist painters, but the Panama Canal exhibit was also interesting. Guess we're spoiled by the free admission at the national museums in Washington DC where we live.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good, varied selection even though it was smaller than expected. very nice atmosphere and nice employees. not incredibly thrilled with the featured exhibits though, but only for personal taste.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've lived in towns with famous museums, and this place is surprising. Real quality in the permanent collection. The curators do a great job bringing interesting shows to town.

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had been told that this was a really good museum but it still exceeded my expectations! This museum is SOO much better then the Tampa Museum of Art. There are a lot of pieces by famous artists which I did not expect to see. The current exhibit of Young Chinese Artists had some really neat pieces! It took me... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Get there early to avoid driving in circles to try and find a parking spot. Located in the city's downtown waterfront, there are are a lot of other attractions, shopping and dining nearby causing parking congestion. Other than that, very nice facility and exhibit presentation.

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice building, but a bit of a random collection, not that well presented. Certainly put in the shade by the nearby Dali.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

For the fee to get in, I expected more! There was one exhibit of gorgeous glass I enjoyed. The paintings were OK. Nothing to remember for myself. The traveling exhibit was a bit more exciting of Chinese art. It was absolutely freezing inside. Their cafe is supposed to be excellent but I couldn't stay because of the cold. I would... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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401 reviews 401 reviews
165 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

St. Petersburg, Florida, used to be known as a retirement city. The green benches along Central Avenue in the downtown shopping district attracted thousands of retirees. And the shuffleboard clubs at nearby Lake Maggiore were very popular, too. Remember Webb's City, the famous all-in-one shopping complex on Ninth Street that was Wal-Mart before Wal-Mart, even bigger? But St. Petersburg has... More

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