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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
816 751 1278
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Ranked #2 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

While Kansas City might not pop into anyone's minds as the art capital of the universe, it offers a surprising amount of art to be seen. Came to KC for a weekend and was delighted to discover that the both the Kemperer museum of contemporary art and the Nelson Atkins were open until 9:00 pm on Thursday and Friday nights.... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Outstanding collection...we have been several times and always find lots to see. Also the special traveling exhibits are always outstanding.

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Gardner, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I really wanted to go on a Monday because that is my only day off. I took my entire family and drove to the museum to only find out they are closed on Mondays. I took another day off two days later because it was slow at my job and we went went back to the Atkins and honestly we... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

In my experience, if you can't get to Chicago or Europe, the Nelson-Atkins is a wonderful museum to visit. While it doesn't have the Wow factor of the Uffizi or the Art Institute of Chicago, it is extraordinarily impressive across the board with a fine cross section of antiquities and paintings. The outdoor sculpture park- replete with several Moores- as... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

An excellent museum for art that spans the ages and a photography exhibit that is a must see!! Don't forget to save time to explore the outdoor sculptures.

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Greenwood
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wonderful art gallery and super exhibits all the time. Closed on Monday's. Many exhibits are free to view. Never a dull moment here!

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent architecture with the shuttle cocks, old original building and new "glass light" buildings. Very worthwhile to visit.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We typically go to historical museums, this is an art museum. They often have special exhibits. If you appreciate art, you will enjoy this.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I liven across the street from the Nelson. It is beautiful as is its sister Bloch building (especially at night when lit up). The Rozelle Court offers gourmet food in a cafeteria style (you select various items). Admission is free although a small donation is a nice gesture.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum is a must see for any visitor to the area. Open Wednesday through Sunday the Nelson (as it is know to locals) is free of charge for the general visitor. Special exhibits are usually a reasonable $8 to $10/visitor. Home of one of the finest collections of Chinese art outside mainland China, a visit to the... More

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