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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.
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amazing exhibits, but need lots of time

After our yellow cab dropped us at the wrong museum initially, we eventually found this amazing museum. You really need a whole day to see everything but it is a total brain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After our yellow cab dropped us at the wrong museum initially, we eventually found this amazing museum. You really need a whole day to see everything but it is a total brain overload. The exhibits are amazing and will definitely return to see what we missed on the first visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are so many valuable artifacts, paintings, sculptures from around the world. Walking from room to room to admire the master pieces and forget about anything else was what I enjoyed. I simply admire the hard works and talent of those artists of the old days. My favorite section is the impression painting rooms. Most of special exhibits are excellent,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Metropolitan Museum of Art has an amazing collection. Worth a visit and try to be relaxed and enjoy a long visit there since there are different areas and topics to view! Combine your visit with a nice walk around and don't miss also the central park which is next to it. The whole neighborhood of this museum is my favorite!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the if not the top museum in the world, extensive collections in every major category. Must see Roman, Egyption, Europeam Paintings. Here are always multiple specials exhibits and programs worth checking out. It takes more than one day to do justice. Cafeteria is pretty good if expensive but not much else close by. Walk in Central Park when... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Met is, what, the largest art museum in the country? Any period of history, any spot in the world ... they have it all, including some of the world's greatest art. Choose your favorites on arrival and beeline to them. You could spend days in here, so give up on "seeing it all."

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a huge collection. We were in the Louvre only a month ago and this place still impressed us. We would go back 2-3 times a year if we lived here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Do your homework first otherwise you will waste a lot of time. This museum has many collections and covering different periods so chose what you want to see and go straight there. You cannot see everything in a day so rather see some areas well and enjoy it.

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Loudon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Leave more than one day if you want to see everything. So much content, so much quality education. We saved this for last and one allocated a half day. We didn't even scratch the surface. Worth the visit, but make it count by doing this over multiple days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I've lived in The Upper East Side for over 19 years before I moved to Northwest New Jersey in the boondocks. This museum keeps getting better and better. You will most likely not get to see everything in even within a week as there's so much to see. Their booklets and membership pamphlets and books are outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Appreciative of the beauty and collection of this museum, my husband and I decided to become members. We were staying in the Upper East Side and knew it would take days to get through the museum. We returned several times during our stay in NY. If you choose to become members, the balcony lounge is a great place to grab... More 

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