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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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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We are Friends of Art and so may have a bias but we greatly enjoyed our attendance at the recent exhibit on the art and culture of the Arabian pennsula. But we also visited man of the other exhibits in the permanent collection including the American Indian exhibit. We are looking forward to the soon be open Plains Indiant traveling... More

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Kimberling City, Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took our son with us to this art museum. He loves art museums and thought this was one of the better ones. Loads to see there. We loved the whole thing, even the sculptures on the grounds.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic location and exhibits. Best Chinese exhibits in country. Do not forget the huge building used to be a home. If bring kids, there is a huge lawn where folks sit and watch the day go by.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

...that the heartland housed such an incredible collection of artwork. From ancient Greek and Egyptian to modern contemporary, The Nelson-Atkins has some of the finest examples of art you'll find most anywhere. But the thing I think I like the most is they way they display their exhibits. Nowhere will you find four plain, white walls with a series of... More

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springfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a very diverse collection of art and the museum is so large that you may want to be selective about what areas you choose to spend time in. The building is even gorgeous.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This museum was wonderful to visit. Lots of different exhibits, beautiful surroundings and the museum is free of charge. Definitely worth visiting on any trip to KC.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The best part of the Nelson is you can go again and again and again because it is free. The worst part is it is not setup for small people who like to touch things and the guards get understandably upset when your child heads for a priceless Rembrandt with outstretched hands. Be sure to talk to the kids about... More

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Well worth a visit. World class art and exhibits. Monitor what is available..worth a visit. Good art that is shown world wide.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is so much to see and learn. It's like stepping back in time in some areas. Some works of art have been beautifully restored by the team there. The kids love to play around in the TP's and the glass maze was fun. Those of us who did not smack our head into a glass wall might have enjoyed... More

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International Falls, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you go to Kansas City and only have time for one attraction, I highly recommend that you visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! I especially enjoy the ambiance and artwork housed in the original gallery. Displays include pieces by the "greats": Water Lilies by Monet and Olive Orchard by Vincent Van Gogh are but just two examples of what... More

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