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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 - 5:00 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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Huge awesome museum and it is free

This museum has classical ,asian greek , artifacts and more. Tip park at the Kempler museum and walk a block to save ten dollars parking

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The Nelson has always been my go to place as an art dealer and connoisseur..I started going to the gallery in college and have never stopped. They have a varied collection of art and a very pretty building. If you like Egyptian or Oriental art this is the place for you.

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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful statues on the grounds entering the building. Featured event "Passport to India." Highlight for my daughter, granddaughter and I when we saw the Domestic Jain Shrine, Gujarat, India, 16th Century, Wood, polychrome paint, gold leaf and mirrored glass, 80 1/4 x 71 1/2 x 51 inches; Dance Performances of various styles of folk, fusion and classical dances; and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This museum has classical ,asian greek , artifacts and more. Tip park at the Kempler museum and walk a block to save ten dollars parking

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Fayetteville, AR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully curated art with beautiful grounds and lovely brunch. Be sure to plan time to spend at this lovely museum. It has a well-planned collection of beautiful and thought-provoking art.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I personally believe that everything free in the city must be visited at least once. Didn't spend much time inside, it has lush green gardens, pack a picnic, than take a walk through all the sculptures. The glass triangular maze outdoors was really cool so were the huge shuttle cocks.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a bit of everything from the art and history world. From modern to ancient Polynesian to a significant part of a Buddhist temple, this is an outstanding place to visit. Underground parking garage solves the headache of snowy/icy winter and scorching summer. There's a beautiful cafe in the center of the museum that serves up some pretty... More 

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mn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Have lunch there, it was fun and the chicken salad was excellent. I would not have even thought about going to a museum when we were in Kansas City, but I am so glad we did.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Free stroll through the beautiful museum and lovely grounds! Don't miss the glass maze on lower grounds! Just don't walk face first into the glass...you might get a goose-egg right on your forehead. We saw it happen. People were having picnics and playing frisbee and even just taking naps out on the lawn. Don't miss the oldest fountain in Kansas... More 

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Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a very interesting, manageable and pleasant museum with a varied, well-presented art collection covering a wide range of periods, styles and origins. The staff (including volunteers) is very friendly and helpful, and as an amateur sketch artist I really appreciated the “help-yourself” racks of portable stools located around the museum. The Italianate court restaurant, cafeteria-style service in a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The museum was closed on the day we visited, but had a terrific time strolling the grounds and viewing all of the sculptures. It was a beautiful spring day and 90 minutes passed like a blink of an eye. Lots of photo ops, looks like it would be beautiful at night. If the artwork outside is any indication of what's... More 

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