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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 80 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
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Owner description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Nelson-Atkins is spacious and free with both historical and contemporary art. The museum is organized well and flows beautifully. The lobby level houses contemporary art and the rotating photography and featured exhibits sections. The main level houses European, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art. The second level contains a great collection of American Indian, Japanese, Chinese, and American art. Outdoors... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is big , so be prepared to do some walking. Wear some comfortable shoes and clothes. There is an on site Resturant and gift shop.

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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed. A great museum. The Bloch addition is thought-provoking and fun. Collections are great.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you love Thomas Hart Benton as much as I do - go!!!!! Besides that - stunning old building, award-winning new addition, huge lawns full of sculpture. Park on Oak Street and save yourself the 8$ for parking and then spend it in the gift shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a guided tour of the Plains Indians Exhibit. Beautiful collection of rich artifacts. The vibrant colors and intricate beadwork provide an entertaining walk through Indian history. I especially enjoyed the beaded suitcase and dresses. Be sure to follow up with the free photo exhibit.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been going here for years and absolutely love it. Great part is no admission fee just make sure to make a small donation, well worth a few dollars! My niece loved the sculpture garden. Great mix of culturrs and alot of time periods represented.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Nelson Atkins is a world-class museum! I could spend days just roaming around inside viewing all of the different exhibits. Not only is the art fantastic, the building itself is an architectural beauty! Go see it - most days it is free. The modern art wing is also great!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have wanted to visit this museum for many years. It is a definite "must see" to add to your list of sites for Kansas City. The collection is broad enough to provide almost everyone with the opportunity to view something from their favorite area of art history. For example, the collection of ancient art (from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a hidden treasure of culture right here in Kansas City! A must visit for any museum goer! Beautiful exhibits and fun excursions for the locals as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is best to visit this museum in the summer time if you want to enjoy a picnic in the park. It is nice to see the contrast of the architecture between the two galleries. Some times the price of the traveling exhibits are too expensive, but the main gallery is both free and typically free of crowds.

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