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North Carolina Museum of Art

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Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone Number: 919 839 6262
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Description: One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina...
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.
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Fantastic Museum

The NC Art Museum is a fantastic museum and a must see if you are visiting the Raleigh area. The museum has the fancy new modern building where most of the art pieces are on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The NC Art Museum is a fantastic museum and a must see if you are visiting the Raleigh area. The museum has the fancy new modern building where most of the art pieces are on display. This building also has the restaurant Iris and the gift shop. The art work is divided into time periods and regions so you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to many museums but some of the exhibits I have seen here were the best I have ever seen. From Monet to Porsches they were all done well. There is also a really nice restaurant in the museum that makes this a great destination for a date night or a family outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I especially love the movie series. We saw some oldies but goodies. Lots of fun. The exhibits are wonderful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Besides the wonderful art inside the building, the property also has great walking/biking trails and you'll find art along those paths as well. Also great for a picnic on the grounds. Free to see most exhibits.

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Raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Displays NC history from Civil History to present. Covers something for everyone especially kids. Goes from sports history to civil rights history.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

A great collection of art including some masters. Their Rodin exhibition is out of this world. Good food can be found there also.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I go here with my girlfriend sometimes to just walk and enjoy the enormous sculptures or take my brother's dog out. I love the big ring you walk by right as you start on the path. Or the giant statue on its side. There's also a small pond you can walk around. An outdoor movie theater for the summer. And... More 

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Sunnyside, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The museum is located outside downtown Raleigh in its own park with hundreds of acres of fields, walking and bike trails, an amphitheatre and a pond. Both parking and admission and admission to the museum are free. I agree with other reviewers who suggest you drop a donation in the case for them. The collections are impressive if you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This museum features traveling exhibits from world-renowned collections, and be sure to check out the museums outdoor exhibits.

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

As a lifelong resident to the area, pass by at least 50 times before taking the day to go and ashamed I had not visited sooner. Excellent staff, so many wonderful pieces and it a very well-organized facility. A hidden gem in the Triangle and a must see for visitors

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