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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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World Class Art Museum

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art has one of the largest and most prestigious Asian art collections in the World! In addition, they have a newer addition that was listed as one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art has one of the largest and most prestigious Asian art collections in the World! In addition, they have a newer addition that was listed as one of the top 100 architectural designs in the world. They are always featuring interesting exhibits, most recently a Native American art exhibit and Frida Kahlo. This is a... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Shame on us for waiting 13 years since our move to the Kansas City area before visiting this gem of a museum. We have travelled to other cities on vacation and visited other museums whilst ignoring the treasure in our own backyard. Admission is free! Parking a reasonable $8 but there is plenty of street parking for free as well!... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a must-see for every person who lives in the region. Seriously - it is free! What a gift. Seeing when items were purchased and who has made donations of money or art to make this museum a success is almost as interesting as looking at all the art and changing exhibits. We didn't try... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Whether you are single, a couple, or a family, the Nelson has something for everyone. The large grounds have a great sculpture garden which is perfect for running, playing, and picnics. Inside there are fantastic galleries featuring art from the ancient times all the way through modern day. You could spend an entire day and not see it all. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice venue with an extensive collection housed in a very cool building. Make sure to walk around the gardens outside. Worth a trip!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Chinese exhibit was incredible, but my family enjoyed the European art exhibit as well as the native american Indian art... Pleasant surprise - we were staying in Country Club Plaza and found the museum a short walk from town. Family enjoyed it and the grounds were a good walk. Glass maze was a hit.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited the museum a few years ago with our niece (who happens to be an art history major and attained her PhD in an area of architecture). Since she taught art history at the graduate school level, we had our own walking tutorial, which was great. I do think that museums should present items in instructional and thought-provoking ways,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Nelson is just a great place to see great art. It is easy to burn an entire day strolling though the galleries and sculpture garden. The restaurant is excellent on Friday evenings for date night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's a small collection but covers a wide variety of art. They bring in some interesting temporary exhibits from time to time. Personal favorite is the furniture. Decent way to kill an afternoon.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Nelson is renowned for its Chinese exhibit, which is incredible. The wonders of this museum go far beyond Asian art - there is something for all art lovers. If you have the opportunity, do not miss a visit to the Nelson.

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