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Kent State University Museum

515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
(330) 672-3450
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Kent
Type: Museums
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Canton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The tour guide was excellent. He gave us all the pertinent information, then allowed us time to browse on our own, while staying available to answer any questions we had. The displays rotate, which means we can return often and see different exhibits.

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U.S.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We've visited the museum many times over the years to see the changing exhibits, the last time with friends who had not been there before. The quality of the displays and the abililty to get up close to see the detail is wonderful. I'm always anxious to see what's next for the special exhibits. Two on our last visit were... More

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Kent, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The museum is an outgrowth of the extensive Shannon Rogers women's fashion collection, which serves as a basis for many of the other exhibits. The facility itself is impressive, having been at one time the university's library. Parking and admission fees are reasonable, but I recommend visiting during evenings and weekends if classes are in session. The museum also features... More

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Top Contributor
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25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the crown jewel in kent for me. The fashion collection, which is ever changing, along with special exhibits, is one of a kind. This is a very manageable space, five galleries and a delightful gift shop. Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rogers left a wonderful legacy to Kent and the entire Cleveland area. It is a go out of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is a lot to do in the Kent area. Akron is also close and provides museums, night life, minor league baseball and a zoo.

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