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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
816 751 1278
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Ranked #1 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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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

I'm very proud to have this museum in my hometown. I have been going here since I was little and have brought my own kids regularly. The ancient art collection is my favorite area and usually the first place we go. The Roman sculptures are amazing. Also a big favorite is the Chinese art collection they have. The rooms in... More

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

So much here! We love to bring visitors to the Nelson-Atkins Museum when they come to see us. Art exhibits are fantastic, restaurant to sit and relax, easy access.

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

Wonderful, FREE museum. I've been twice and still have not seen it all. The extra displays that are shown for limited time may have a fee, but otherwise, the main attraction is all free. Definitely a must see. Art from every period.

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

This museum has TONS to offer. Quality art work, excellent staff, clean and family friendly environment. It also has a high quality restaurant, ample parking and gift shop. The exhibits are very diverse and can be enjoyed by all ages.

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