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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
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Ranked #2 of 75 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Owner description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

After visiting many of the great museums around the world we are always very proud to send and take visitors to the Nelson. The reports are always the same, "Wow" we didn't know KC had it in them to produce such a museum.

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Leavenworth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoy going to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I've been there several times over the last few years and treasure each floor for it exhibits and displays. Their special exhibits cost about $8 per person, but if you like varied art, it is very worthy of the price. The atrium is beautifully arranged for meals and I love the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a great time at this museum. We went on a weekday afternoon and it wasn't very crowded at all. Although the museum is free, we paid the $8 for parking. We found it very convenient and just walked right into the museum from the parking structure. We found the older part of the museum to... More 

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Kansas city
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was so inspiring and informational to see the art exhibit. There was a lot of information about all the different Plains Indian tribes. The different symbols and ornamentation on their tools, clothes, and shelters really made sense, once you could see it in person. Beautifully done.

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited this place when I first moved here because who doesn't love free. They do accept donations! I loved all the galleries they had. Everything was very informative. Bring your camera because they have lots of things to snap photos of! Walking shoes are recommended.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This may be the best free art museum in the world. First, there is a very large variety and very large quantity in its collection. Second, there is an emphasis on Albert Bloch, an artist from St.Louis who was the only American to be part of the Blue Riders group in Munich in the early 1900's. Third, the sculpture garden... More 

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St. Charles, MO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A lovely place to visit. Bring good walking shoes. The galleries have thoughtful wall colors that enhance the art. The didactics and posted information was very helpful to understand the art and easy to find. I enjoyed my stroll through the galleries.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I enjoy taking our kids here. Our kids love the workshops offered and every time we visit we have a new experience. Not to mention the beautiful lawns & garden which is perfect for family picnics and relaxing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I picked a rainy Saturday to go to the museum and I t wasn't too crowded. I always pay a visit to the Van Goghs, the Monet, Rothko, de Kooning and to the Chinese Temple. I was told by one of the staff that this is the largest collection of Chinese art outside of China. I also always see the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place is enormous, and absolutely terrific. A world-class collection of art, representing all eras, is on display. Even the parking garage is artistic and lovely, for crying out loud! If you visit on a day when the weather is nice, don't miss strolling the grounds, which have sculptures and views galore; also a great place for a picnic, flying... More 

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