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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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Easy to lose yourself in thought-provoking surroundings.

I love going here. The special exhibits are always very good and well-curated. I also enjoy they special programs they have throughout the year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I love going here. The special exhibits are always very good and well-curated. I also enjoy they special programs they have throughout the year.

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Makawao, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the museum. There is a whole lot of stuff to see. The building itself is beautiful, and there are many interesting exhibits to see.

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much art in this museum! So many different locations and different cultures are all put into one building. I would highly recommend getting a map when you first come in, and grab a pencil or pen from one of the stations at the beginning of each exhibit to be be able to check off where you have... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great collection and organized so it was easy to find your preffered type of art. Loved the statues outside the Museum

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum has some very good parts but the layout is complicated. The Jain temple is a very unusual exhibit and the modern and contemporary art has some good pieces. You can get reasonable coffee in the restaurant. The roads around had plenty of free parking when I went so you might manage with that instead of the $8 It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to many museums. We were so surprised at the quality and quantity of art exhibits. We would compare this museum to a Smithsonian in DC. It is that amazing and FREE-just like the Smithsonian. A must see when in KC. We will visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed on a visit to KC. The Nelson-Atkins is housed in a large, beautiful building with excellent exhibits. Many famous artists are represented, and there are unique and numerous artifacts from ancient periods all the way to the present day. The museum is clean, classy, and the employees/volunteers are friendly and helpful. My wife and I spent... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went there in July during a very hot day. Museum was nice and cool through out the whole facility. While the museum is free unless you park on the street parking is 8.00. Well worth it. We got there a little later in the day and I wished we had got there earlier, there is so much to see. They... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The moment you approach this magnificent building you know you are about to experience something very special. You just don't know yet HOW very special it will be. The cost of admission is: Free. There is a minimal parking fee. The layout of the space and the exhibits (temporary and permanent) are simply perfect. You will spend a lot of... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Extremely hot in Kansas City the day we visited. The museum is free, parking is $8. It was nice way to end the hottest time of day.

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Additional Information about Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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