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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses...
Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.
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Large and nice and complete with wonderful exhibitions. Didn't get to spent enough time there. Even their café is good. So is gift shop

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Large and nice and complete with wonderful exhibitions. Didn't get to spent enough time there. Even their café is good. So is gift shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had spent many hours in the museum three decades ago, and so was interested to see the new additions. Great news--they were lovely, and they house a LOT more art. The museum is one of America's best, and less gargantuan than the Metropolitan in New York. But the quality of the art is spectacular!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visited especially to see the Japanese garden and the Japanese exhibit, "The Wave." Outstanding!! I wish we had more time to see some of the other galleries, although we did get to see the Art of the Americas. This visit was grand enough to encourage us to visit again and see the remainder of the museum.... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The only thing we didn't like about the Museum of Fine Arts is that the Boston City Pass website led us to believe that we would avoid the line for admission and that is not true.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great as always and lovely lunch at their cafe. American exhibits are outstanding and they always have special featured exhibits as well.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Personally, I'm a huge fan of art museums--have visited them all around the world--and this one stands out as exceptional. Not only do they have an incredible collection of Impressionists and Modernists, my personal favorites, but a high end Restaurant upstairs ( Level 2), that offers some amazing farm to table specialties. Saw a great da Vinci special exhibit that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the variety of art and flowers displays created by the Boston area garden club. Also enjoyed the Hokaido attraction , was glad I got to see the Japanese Garden (recently reopened)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very good museum with everything you would expect to see from a top 20 American Art Museum. What is not to like? Nothing really, just depends on your taste. If you like art, you will like MFA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We crammed in a lot of things during our visit and only left us about 90 min to look around. Like most world class museums, you could spend hours going through all of the artifacts. Everything is presented very well. I especially like that many of the artifacts have accompanying pictures that show where they were found or show representations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The exhibits were wonderful as is the whole museum. The ambiance is lovely and not overwhelming. Bravo is their upper restaurant and is wonderful in their menu, service and ambiance. A real treat

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