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Kent State University Museum

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Address: 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
Phone Number: (330) 672-3450
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10:00 am - 8:45 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Not just for fashionistas!

This museum was not here when I attended KSU in the late 70s and I was curious about seeing how the building was set up now. Going through Kent on vacation was a great chance to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
111 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Small museum. Some of the exhibits were somewhat interesting to me; most were not. I was surprised that other reviews said this is one of the largest fashion exhibits, because the collections are very small.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This museum was not here when I attended KSU in the late 70s and I was curious about seeing how the building was set up now. Going through Kent on vacation was a great chance to see the exhibits. Amazing transformation inside! Enjoyed the WW I clothing exhibit and the posters were very interesting too. Fascinating jewelry collection. Worth the... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The exhibits were well curated, although I would have liked to see more of the collection. Loved the art pottery interspersed!

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obetz ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Kent state a large regional college,lots of new buildings,campus is set in a park like valley. football, athletics spaces, are very new and first rate,lots to do with concerts , movies seems very safe and very secure. So they were very acomidating on freshman move in day,four wheel carts for free use, lots of eager upperclassman to help move in.A... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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482 reviews 482 reviews
378 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Though its a small museum, it has a lot of information about fashion & jewellery, things we took for granted has much more to learn about, well worth visiting specially if one is interested in fashion. Very well maintained & the staff is very courteous & helpful.

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Canton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Family members have attended Kent State and while on campus, I've enjoyed many visits to the museum. Eight galeries to explore with different displays each quarter, all among polished marble, glass and mirrors. Please note that the self-contained library is non-circulating and accessible for research by appointment only. I've never had time to schedule a visit, but would sure love... More 

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Kent, Ohio, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This place has a great collection of clothing through history, as well as some glassware, and accessories. I enjoyed my visit!

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Lewiston, New York
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20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Very much enjoyed both the exhibits and how they were presented. One of the nation's best exhibits on costume and fashion design, combined with some very nice exhibits on glass and decorative arts in a very attractive building. Do not miss the very nice gift shop, which has some very unique items as most quality museum gift shops do. A... More 

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West New York, NJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Great collection of clothing through the ages. A lingerie collection from Katherine Hepburn was paired with many of her stage dresses.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Many people who lived through the 60s and 70s are well aware of the impact the events of May 1970 had on the collective American psyche. A visit to Kent State will help one to understand the senseless loss of life and also how the Vietnam era began its end. I visited the campus on a beautiful August day (I... More 

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