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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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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
70 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was an awesome experience and so much fun I just wish we had more time to explore it. The lawn art was fun to explore - standing next to a 15-20 ft birdie, lying inside a replica tepee, taking pics of a solid metal tree in the midst of real ones and other various art that I presume rotates.... More

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Tiburon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What amazed us on our trip to Kansas City is that the museums are free! This is a gem of a museum in a town we had never visited before. My husband is a photographer, and we learned that this museum has an outstanding photographic collection. They show a small part of it at any time. Great experience!

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Phoenix, AZ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went to Kansas City for a wedding and had a bit of time for sightseeing. This museum had been recommended and for good reason. The facility and the collections were outstanding. The outside had a wonderful sculpture garden which we couldn't fully explore because of the weather. Make sure you try the glass labyrinth. As we walked through the... More

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