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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
617-267-9300
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This museum is absolutely amazing. It will cater for any persons tastes. They have pieces from every era/period. You need more than a half day ( 2 or 3 half days). The ticket is valid for a second return within a 10 day period. For me the ancient/ Egyptian displays was awesome. but every section had its own appeal. Don't... More

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New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We weren't able to cover it all, but we liked what we saw. I never saw an exhibit on musical instruments before, so that was very interesting. For $25, you get to see quite a bit. It's easy to get to off the Green Line. It seems very popular, as many people were there for the newer exhibits. We visited... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Every wing and every gallery has pieces that inspire the creative mind. I love the MFA and go as often as possible. Give yourself several hours to explore. Also, the American Cafe is a wonderful place for lunch with a wide selection of choices - all are tastefully presented.

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Burlington, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning museum - everything from ancient world exhibits to Great Masters to contemporary art. Spent many wonderful hours exploring and could have spent many more! The greeter at the door directed us to a machine to purchase tickets so we missed getting a map - it's tricky to see everything so make sure you pick one up.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderfully done! Brought you back to the early centuries. Costumes were amazing. The restorations are terrific.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

So many great works of art, so little time to see them all. Planning a return trip with an extra day to spend at this museum. The largest collection of Monets I have seen in one museum. Impressive.

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Bridgewater, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Bookstore and Shop has a wonderful collection of books and jewelry for sale. The Art of The Americas wing is wonderful. Enjoyed the Art of the Ancient World, also. Stopped for a cup of tea and a macaroon outside of the Bookstore.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great American Museum that houses some of the finest art in the world. Van Gogh. Monet. The list goes on and on. Everyone who works there is very friendly and always willing to show you which way you are trying to go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Every time I come to this museum, I discover another wing. And with every visit, I think I've seen the entire museum, but no, it just goes on and on. The museum is somewhat maze-like which makes a visit here all the more exciting. The temporary exhibits are always fascinating with something for everyone. And each time I go, I... More

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Montgomery Center Vt
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I like to sample the ,used a of the cities I visit..the Boston MFA was a good one to go to...the Werth exhibit was worth the visit...I also too a couple of guided tours...they have a good gallery of the ancients, ( Egypt, Etruscan, Greeks and Romans). Their new theme display is well thought out and presented...the guides did a... More

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