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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
612 870 3131
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Ranked #1 of 115 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Travel through 4,000 years of world history as you view more than 80,000 works of sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings and prints.
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San Diego, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I always like to check out Art Museums when I am in a new town. Was able to walk to the museum from the Hyatt Regency. The Museum was free to go into (always a plus!). It was not a huge museum but it packed a punch. It was neat how they would set up rooms from different time periods,... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We frequent the Minneapolis area often, usually for the shopping. This time, I wanted a different experience than sterile suburbia, so I dragged my family to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. First of all, it is free to get in. They request donations, but if you chose, you could walk right by the front desk without giving a cent. If... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It has a very large and diverse collection of art. Something for everyone's taste in art. I was disappointed that the museum restaurant was closed during the time that I was there.

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Orlando, FL
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

While the building's facade resembles others, its' collection is not. There are pieces of Asian (Korean, Japanese, Chinese), European, American, African (including Egyptian) Art. The guide map was easy to read and we thoroughly enjoyed the news flash pieces posted throughout which highlighted a recent event or article associated with the art next to it. As an added bonus, admission... More

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Denver, Colorado
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54 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a world class museum with pieces covering just about every major period you can imagine. I was particularly struck by the photograph collection as well as the Chinese exhibit. I've been to many of the world's major art museums and I'd put this one up against many of them. Very impressed!

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327 reviews 327 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has an excellent and varied collection. I was particularly impressed with the photography and the 20th century paintings. Admission is free, although the suggested donation of $10 is quite reasonable.

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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was in Minneapolis on business and decided to take in a day here. The collection is very good and I enjoyed the way everything is laid out. They seemed to be family freindly and I really enjoyed the art sculptures outside. I even got to lay in the grass for a while and watch thhe clouds go by. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The collection is diverse and excellent with many donations made in the early 20th century. This is one of few art museums where I have found at least twenty works I could view over and over

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Berkeley, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent collection of art, crafts and furniture. Free access allows locals and visitors to enjoy the collections as often as they are able. There is free parking in the neighborhood but the parking lot has a low fee and is quite convenient. Probably a 10 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were very pleased with the Art Institute. The collection was very good and there's no entrance fee, only a suggested donation. It was also easy to get to from downtown. we took the 11 bus from Nicollet Mall and it only took about 15 minutes and cost $1.75 per person. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed, so we grabbed sandwiches... More

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