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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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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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Art for the history buffs

This museum had a great variety of eras and countries of art. Each room has tastefully done which helps with the overall feel of the art you view. Two amazing levels, spent about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This museum had a great variety of eras and countries of art. Each room has tastefully done which helps with the overall feel of the art you view. Two amazing levels, spent about 5 hours there. Their bistro has some pretty tasty food as well.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This building houses a rather impressive collection of art given it is in a city not known for its museums. Admission is free save for the special exhibits they have. If you love art them I would plan to spend most of the day here. Trust me, once you've walked through this enormous building (which is a work of art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

At the last minute we decided to take a friend from out of town. As you drive up, the buildings and grounds are beautiful. We pulled into the covered parking and were able to park very close to the first door entrance. Immediately our guest was impressed and so surprised to find out admission was free! She wanted to see... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I was happy to learn admission is free (the exception being certain temporary displays). I was able to walk from where we were staying. There were always a few things in each room that caught my interest. Of course not everything was my taste, but that's to be expected. The staff was friendly and helpful. It's nice to know I... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very unique Art Museum! Huge garden with views and family friendly spaces. for walking and relaxing outdoors. The interior is amazing and very well organized. The building is historic so that provides a very interesting experience as well. Love the museum and location.

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Los Angeles
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Really an exceptional museum on several levels. Most impressive was how well collections were curated, arranged thematically with really concise and interesting write-ups on works that were both informative and approachable for those more easily put off by museums. There's an enormous range of works from ancient civilizations to modern pieces to engage visitors on every level. The design is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I generally only spend about two hours at a time in a museum but due to trip constraints I spent over three hours in this museum. There is a lot to see!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is a little gem. It has an amazing outdoor sculpture garden that just invites imagination and exploration. The Henry Moore sculptures are a particular favourite but is the shuttlecocks that have me returning again and again - just need to see who wins the game.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We just had a few hours but it was a great place to relax and enjoy. Go early to park on the street nearby. And if you have a smartphone, bring your headphones to listen to the audio tour accessed from their web site (or pick up the audio tour at the guest desk).

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was wonderful walking around the grounds of the museum! The giant birdies are a fun picture op. There is only one part of the museum that has an entrance fee, otherwise it is free! We did not spend enough time here, but it will for sure be part of our next visit.

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