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North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
919 839 6262
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Ranked #4 of 76 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major, three-year expansion that... more » Owner description: One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major, three-year expansion that places it in the front ranks of museums nationwide. The NCMA offers a permanent collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and the nation’s largest museum park—164 acres of trails and parkland containing major works of art. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were a fan of the old museum building and restaurant and this new one was very disappointing. Food is average nothing special and the atmosphere is lacking now.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The walking trail is great. If you are a plant lover, you'll quickly discover mulberry and olive trees, along with ripening berries and various other things you can stuff into your mouth. This trail is also a great place for senior/engagement pictures. In the summer, they have a weekly movie night on the lawn that is a truly awesome experience... More

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Winterville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

After you have toured the museum or on some day when you need a little exercise and want to get away, take a bike ride or hike through the park and trail which leads from the Museum. There are quite a few sculptures and other works of art along the way, along with a bridge over I-440, and a trail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and do here! There is art from ancient Egypt through modern art. There are the masters from the Renaissance. There were famous Rodin sculptures. The grounds were pleasant. Families were together. There were joggers. It was fun to walk around outside, too. The cafe in the museum served delicious food and accommodated special food... More

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There are two buildings now, and both have exhibits in them. The new facility is excellent, housing several permanent exhibits and hosting other temporary exhibits as well. The older building hosts films and lectures, as well as outdoor exhibitions. Include an excellent restaurant and an enjoyable walking trail, and this museum keeps us coming back for more!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One of the BEST Attractions in Raleigh!!! Free admission + Free outdoor sculpture garden, greenway access, and art park museum loop Lots to see and do inside and out Great permanent art collections inside and some great traveling collections Awesome gift shop and cafe North Carolina Museum of Art even hosts events during evenings and weekends. I've been going there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a great place to go for special exhibits, movies, concerts, classes, and the permanent collection is wonderful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The grounds are a wonderful blend of sculpture,garden and pastoral beauty. Parking is plentiful. Restaurant is imaginative in presentation and menu selection. Collection is always evolving and not overwhelmingly vast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

NCMA is a jem! Start with a brisk walk in the sculpture garden, then stroll around the new building whose exterior changes as you perspective varies. Really terrific architecture here! The museam's permanent collection is impressive. Don t miss the gift shop or Iris, the venue cafe. Enjoy!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love this museum, but usually spend our time there enjoying the outdoor areas. It's a great place for a walk or bike ride on the trail. Excellent windy area for kite flying! We (mom & kids age 6, 10 & 12) bring a picnic lunch often and enjoy the outdoor art features.

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