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Address: 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-231-3169
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This place is definitely a place you should go if your visiting Pittsburgh even if your not interested in contemporary art. We went with my eight year old. The whole way there he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This art museum must be seen! The exhibits are unique and the experience is unlike any other museum. In addition to the main building, I recommend checking out the additional galleries. Yes, it can be tricky to find, but you will be glad that you made the effort!

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We wanted to visit this, because the guide books indicated it is unique for installation art. However, finding it by car, even the GPS guide, was not easy, because of the narrow one-way streets in the area. Although address was Sampsonia, we got there on Jacksonia. Parking is very limited; we were lucky to find a spot on the street.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What a cool place! So interesting. I love that the exhibits are interactive. I would recommend for adults and kids. My fiancé is not interested in art at all and he had a great time.

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Denver, Colorado
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

These exhibits aren't your typical genuflect before me types of exhibits. The viewer adds so much meaning to the pieces; you learn almost as much about yourself as you do about the art. Relax and have some fun! And they have Enrico biscotti in the cafe!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is quirky, surprising, and one of the highlights of our Pittsburgh trip. The exhibits change, so can't tell you just what you'll find, but we loved the red speakers in the basement, the Arabic USS Enterprise, the interactive circus exhibit, the miniature space age city. (The rooms with the black webs could give one nightmares, but this is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you are into big art that you can interact with and walk through, this place is for you! It’s a giant 4-story building with art installations on each level that you basically walk through. It’s only about a 10 minute walk from Heinz Field, so it’s not too long a walk. The exhibits are really interesting, fun, and thought... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Everywhere I travel, I go to the art museum. I LOVE art museums. Big art junky right here :) The Mattress Factory was probably one of the most interesting places I've ever been to. Especially the 2nd floor....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place is definitely a place you should go if your visiting Pittsburgh even if your not interested in contemporary art. We went with my eight year old. The whole way there he was complaining about not wanting to go. But he ended up liking it once we got there. If you go I recommend visiting the dark room exhibit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you're into modern art or post-modern art, then this is a great place to visit. There are two art installations by Yayoi Kusama, and plenty of interesting temporary exhibitions. It's in a cute, interesting neighborhood, as well. Nice place to spend an afternoon if you live in Pittsburgh. It's a bit pricey, but it's worth visiting at least once.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you're a first time visitor, try to see it all (and don't spoil any surprises!). The main gallery is floor after floor of what is essentially a modern, adult playland. On our visit, there was a circus exhibit on the top floor (so. much. fun.), a great hall-of-mirrors like Kusama exhibit below, and a complete mind-blower on the 2nd... More 

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