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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 98 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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Prairie Village, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have travelled extensively, worldwide, and often visit the local museums. For a city of this size to have such an extraordinary museum, both in the building and grounds, and the collection, is amazing. This is the sort of art museum you would expect in a city like Chicago. If you have time, have lunch in Rozelle Court, right in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent family setting. Our first visit was on mother's day, they had lots of extras going on. Fun things to do to keep the kids from getting to board! Hands on activities and something new each Time we go. I never see the same thing and it's easy to get to and find your way home from if your not... More

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Altoona, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well worth your time to visit. This is a free attraction in KC and if you've never been to a Art Museum, as myself, you be quite amazed. I enjoyed seeing all of the sculptures, paintings and artifacts from all the various cultures and time periods. A true learning experience.

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Upstate NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very impressive collection of art and sculptures in a lovely building on beautiful grounds. And it's FREE!

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Sedalia, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This past weekend was the 25th anniversary of the museum's sculpture garden and it was lots of fun with a new sculpture that was a maze for humans to traverse. I highly recommend taking friends and family for a shared, fun experience outdoors.

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Denver, CO, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I remember coming here as a child. I was fascinated by the big Buddha in the hall and absolutely mesmerized by seeing the actual brush strokes made by Van Gogh. I still love it here. It's a wonderful collection and the special exhibits through the years have been amazing.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We walked from Country Club Place through the park to the museum. The park is decorated with giant shuttlecock sculptures that everyone sees as they drive by. The walk was lovely on a pleasant summer day. The museum is apparently known for its Asian collection, that did not interest us so much, but there were excellent paintings from the 17th... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have not visited many art museums so can't compare, but really enjoyed the Nelson. The building is magnificent and the parking garage was most convenient. (There is fee to park but museum entry is free). There are exhibits for anyone and any age. We met a curator during our visit who gave us background on several objects and his... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went through the museum in 2 hours. That was a little fast but I got to see what was of interest to me. The main part of the museum is large. The contemporary art was smaller but still lots to see. I enjoyed the outside art too. The grass on the lawn was lush. It is a free museum.... More

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Kansas City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My first visit to the Nelson was as a college student in the 60's - a field trip with our art instructor to view a special exhibition of Monet's Water Lillies. That was the start of my life-long love of the museum and all it has to offer. One can became a member for a nominal membership fee that more... More

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