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The Dali Museum

One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: An important collection of surrealist works.
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were a little unsure as to whether to visit this museum as we'd been to the Dali Theatre and Museum in Figueres, Spain. We are so glad that we did as it has a superb collection, excellent free audio guide (you need to deposit a photo id) and guides. Highly recommended

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Fort Pierce, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I always thought Dali was a nut job until my wife and I visited the Dali in St. Pete. Many of his original works are displayed here and one learns a lot about him. One abstract in particular makes little sense until viewed from a distance. The abstract multi-colored squares and rectangles transform into a portrait of Abraham Lincoln as... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have been trying to get to the Dali Museum for several years, but it has always been overshadowed by the beach and Disney World on our past visits. We never seem to have had the time, until now. I am so glad we waited as the new building, opened in 2011, is beautiful as well as practical. It has... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We always seem to think that we know what we are hearing, seeing and have experienced. Dali proves that we may not be as wise as we think we are and also that we can be manipulated by what we think we see compared to what is there. When we get the point then we may even see things that... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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54 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Smart on their part to allow photos. It's only the flash anyway that damages the photos. We opted for a private docent tour through the museum as it was our first visit. $100 for the two of us but a good investment. All I really knew about Dali before our arrival was that his work was popular, fascinating and weird.... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This fabulous and unique collection of fine ART is displayed in a custom designed, highly hurricane resistant building located on the beautiful shores of Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg. In addition to the ART collection, the museum boast an eclectic souvenir and gift shoppe along with a wine bar. The museum host special events and visiting exhibits through out... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

In May 2014 we spent 5 days in Clearwater with our family of 6. Unfortunately we had 4 days of pouring rain. After visiting the mall in Tampa and spending one rainy day in Universal Studios we had to find something else to do. After reading some good reviews about the Dali museum in St Petersburg we decided to visit... More

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Pembroke Pines, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were not interested in most of the paintings. I think seeing the best of Dali in a book or online is enough for us. There were a few interesting paintings and quite a few we didn't go for. We paid way too much for a tepid experience.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Make sure you get a docent tour or use the self guided tour . Either are fine but you need one of them to truly get an understanding of the artist. I have been before but each time appreciated him more and more. The gardens and maze are lovely and the building itself is worth the trip.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful space both in and outside. Be sure to walk through the gardens and maze. The art is exhibited well, and the docents are very knowledgable.

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