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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 100 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.
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Savage, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Much to see if you like art and/or history. They have sections for Africa, Egypt, Native America, and many well-known artists. The facility is huge, but well-maintained. The staff was courteous.

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Quincy, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went to museum on whim. Can't believe there were artworks from Monet, Rembrandt, etc. The Egyptian collection was my favorite. Entry was free! Parking was $8, but worth it. If you find yourself considering this museum, don't second guess your idea - go! You won't be disappointed.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful collection of old masters and impressionists. Super fun restaurant modeled on an Italian piazza.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Truly, one of the very best museums in the United States. Superb collections from all periods - Renaissance, Impressionist, Chinese, Modern and an incredible outdoor sculpture garden.

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La Mesa, CA.
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70 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There is no charge for admission, lunch in the central court is quite good. This is an older museum with an excellent collection of works from across the world. For a museum in the mid-west the Asian collection is quite good. Its particular strength is in Chinese art with some Japanese and a limited amount from the balance of Asia.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Such a diverse collection of art. I enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor exhibits. The free tour was enlightening. I was I awe as I stood inches away looking at the many art masters pieces. All this for only the parking fee! Roselle Court served delicious food and drinks. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. Such an amazing day of... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Plan to spend a few hours here and then visit the Museum of Modern Art next door also. Great exhibits. Something for everyone.

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Plano, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is free and lots to see. And if you hungry Go eat there the restaurant is a must see. Beautiful. All kind of arts here.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There is quite a variety of art here. What is, however, the most noteworthy aspect of the museum was the way of exhibiting the art. It is reminiscent of the Leipzig Zoo. This museum has several rooms decorated and outfitted to the era from which the art originates. For example, there is a Buddhist temple for some of the Asian... More

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Overland Park
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Nelson-Atkins has a great local reputation, but I think it deserves even more than that. We went for a casual afternoon visit hours later realized we were there much longer than anticipated and still hadn't seen half the museums' offerings. Our entire group was blown away not only by the quality and quantity of works, but also by the... More

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