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Mint Museum Uptown

Address: 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 337-2000
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$55*
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Charlotte Segway Tour
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Ranked #9 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful museum with lots to see. It's beautiful both inside and out. Not necessarily good for kids but teens and adults will love it.

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Charlotte
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After attending an interesting special event the Museum held about local writers and their books, we decided to tour the Mint's special exhibition on The Panama Canal. It was wonderful! The selection of artists' renderings of the building of the canal were exceptional. I was particularly intrigued by the works of Frederick Church and Alson Clark, accompanied by descriptions in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was surprised with the quality of the Mint Museum Uptown. For being a branch in the same city, I expected the Mint Museum Uptown to be one of two things. A cast-off second class museum or a specialized branch targeted to a specific audience that can be found in or around Uptown. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

While this is not a huge museum its contents were amazing. The exhibits were well displayed and laid out. As a woodturner, I was very surprised at the number of lathe-turned projects they had on display, such detail and craftsmanship! The rest of the museum exhibits were so cool and unique. Well worth the price we paid for admission ($12).... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

While my husband I were visting Charlotte, we decided to go to the Mint Museum. We expected it to be good but we were actually, happily surprised at just how good this place was. The art is amazing! It has something for just about everyone's tastes. The modern and contemporary collection was astounding, and my favorite. My husband loved the... More 

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DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Free entrance Wednesday evenings from 5-9. Still a charge for special exhibits. Most artists relatively unknown and not so special. Some lovely pieces in the Craft and Design galleries. Definitely would not be worth a $12 fee, but free for some time to kill it's ok.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Advertised as "The British Invasion" there was little to justify the use of several floors when one would have been more than sufficed. A disappointment for a Museum which sets itself up as an important part of the cultural scene.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fantastic museum. Classical art and modern art. Something for everyone. I believe it is four stories and you can pay extra for the special exhibit, but two hours later and we barely covered the top two floor.............then it was time for dinner.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I wanted to see The Mint. We had not realized it was an art gallery and was disappointed we would not get to see how The Mint was set up in the 1800's. The docent told us there is an exhibit of the Mint and how it was moved and then transformed into an art gallery. If... More 

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Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Uptown museum was close to our hotel, so we stopped in. We enjoy art museums, but perhaps this was too modern for us. We did like that most pieces had information on the artist, and we found that to be educational and interesting. Gift shop was nice with a variety of items.

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