We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,569 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1307
    Excellent
  • 236
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Art and history.

If you are into cultures,empires, and art, this place is what you are looking for. It's good to go with friends or family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Meshal F
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,569 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are into cultures,empires, and art, this place is what you are looking for. It's good to go with friends or family.

Helpful?
Thank Meshal F
Midland, Michigan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited the museum on several occasions when in town for business and am never disappointed! Really nicely laid out and great collection of artwork. The gift shop has a lot of fun items too. Very worth a visit!

Helpful?
Thank mightymomom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love visiting art museums all over the country and I think this one was fabulous, and it's free! Even if you don't love art, it's a great way to spend an afternoon.

Helpful?
Thank Chelsea H
Leavenworth, Kansas
Level Contributor
69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came during the week to the Nelson Atkins with a friend. Not overly busy. Free entrance (but you have to pay 8$ to park...) the interior design is absolutely beautiful, marble walls and stairs. There's two main buildings. Big variety of art to look at, Asian, contemporary, Native American, Dutch, etc. my problem with this art gallery was there was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bellenelle2918
Level Contributor
71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to visit the Nelson-Atkins museum when in KC. This place is beautiful, it has a large number of educational and breathtaking exhibits and has many historical pieces. The grounds around the main building are beautiful and worth a short walk.

Helpful?
Thank Benjamin P
Winfield,Kansas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was impressed from the first room. Face it, I live on the prairie and I have never seen such old paintings! I was so fascinated that these paintings were so many years old that I didn't want to move on from them. I loved the silver room also. There were many unique items to catch the eye. We also... More 

Helpful?
Thank BootShopGirl
No where, PA
Level Contributor
94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grounds alone make this visit worthwhile. The sculptures are unique and so much fun. It is a great place to take photos and walk around. They have a nice gift shop inside. They have a large variety of art and something for everyone.

Helpful?
Thank LvnWMS
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Nelson-Atkins is truly a world class museum with and exceptional if somewhat smaller permanent collection that still takes hours to properly browse and much longer to really appreciate. I have had to opportunity to visit some of the finest museums in the world, and I must say, I am still impressed every single time I visit the Nelson-Atkins. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank RRTravelServices
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like the changing exhibits and that kids are welcomed. The interactive classrooms for kids are also amazing.

Helpful?
Thank Tisha S
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Chinese New Year event was outstanding! The action and color of the performers was exciting and the art was breathtaking.

Helpful?
Thank Vicki W

Travelers who viewed Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art also viewed

 

Been to Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Saint Louis, Missouri
11 months ago
Bend, Oregon
2 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?