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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198
Phone Number: +1 212-535-7710
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Description: At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience...
At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience the best of human creativity from across the globe. With collections spanning more than 5,000 years of culture, from prehistory to the present, the Metropolitan is a journey through the world's greatest art. One Met. Many Worlds. Where will the Met take you?
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I should have skipped the Natural History Museum and MoMA and gone straight here. I could have spent multiple days in this amazing museum, and my teenagers felt the same!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I should have skipped the Natural History Museum and MoMA and gone straight here. I could have spent multiple days in this amazing museum, and my teenagers felt the same!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent Museum. So large it will take you the entire day to see everything. Overpriced food in the cafeteria. We went on a rainy day in the 50's and it was chilly in some areas. Even though large crowds it is big enough to where people are not on top of people. Really liked how many items were out in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The Met's newest exhibition-China-Through the looking glass- is a misnomer. It is really a curated show of the best of Chinese fashion, art, painting from 200 BC to the present. After 2 1/2 hr, and 3 floors, I still had not seen the entire exhibition. I was especially interested in the costume designs, with special headdresses, which reminded me of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

this is where New York hides its treasures ! we went for the special Sultans of the Deccan exhibit that blew us away ! the Regular displays are worth seeing if you are in the city. there is a recommended entry fee of $ 25 but not compulsory - so students and thrifty tourists please take advantage of the free... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Wow, I still can't get over the sheer size of the Met. Admission is donation based so everyone can afford to go. Suggested donation is $20 per person. Free self guided audio tour. I think it would be even better if you could get a full guided tour. Maybe that's an option, we didn't check. Only got through half before... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Wander around, let your feet guide you. Each hall is spectacular. The special exhibitions are always worth a visit. Sit, ponder, marvel at the greatness of Man and the fragility of the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This museum visit needs 2 days to absorb all that it has to offer. quite outstanding as most people would recognise. even with lots of people there is plenty of room to wander around the various rooms viewing such remarkable historic paintings/artifacts etc. quite breathtaking. the sections are easily found and there is a cafe/rest to take a break during... More 

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Georgetown, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We were completely enthused on every floor in the MOMA. This was our first trip there and will not be our last.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Go see the Egyptian section. We were also able to see the Van Gogh exhibit, not sure how long that will be there. It was very crowded on a Sunday but worth the wait.

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

A large and varied collection. I wish I had allowed more time in my schedule to explore it in more detail.

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