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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198
Phone Number: +1 212-535-7710
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining
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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Even better than I could have imagined!

I only got to spend 2-3 hours at the Met, but quite simply, I easily could have spent 2-3 days. It's one of the finest and most well-known museums in the world, and delivers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I only got to spend 2-3 hours at the Met, but quite simply, I easily could have spent 2-3 days. It's one of the finest and most well-known museums in the world, and delivers exactly as advertised. The artifacts are wonderfully and thoughtfully displayed, the placards well-written. Each wing is simply captivating. We were only able to view Greek and... More 

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Reno, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My favorite museum in New York City Go every time I'm in New York City. Great exhibits, amazing art, well organized and comfortable.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A large and varied collection which allows you to visit multiple times and never be bored. Beautiful building and gorgeous views of the park and the city from the roof, weather permitting. One of the world's great museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The special exhibits of Thomas Hart Benton's work were wonderful. The audio tour was not set up for the special exhibit.

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Ostend, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I wanted to go there to see the Egyptian collection and I was stunned by the temple that they have there. We only saw a couple of things, but what we saw was wonderful. If you want to see everything, I think you'll need more than one day to explore the whole museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

What's not to like? We went for a couple of special, short-term shows (cubism, Cezanne's wife), but in walking around to locate them saw a number of wonderful displays we hadn't seen before (South American gold works and more). Food venues terrific, too.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable museum - spend 3 hours there and did not see the entire museum so plan your trip wisely! Only downside was the layout of the museum and it is very easy to get lost! However it is defiantly worth a visit as there is something for everyone inside!

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Buenos Aires
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Every time I come to NY, I visit this amazing museum. Is free, it has an amazing collection of everything. It is impossible to do it at once, so this time I dedicated the short time I had to the paintings from 1800/1950. Has a great impressionism collection with lots of Picassos Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, etc.

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azgrl
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It's wonderful and a bit confusing. We missed a lot. The staff inside is hit or miss when asking questions. The guys seemed to be glued to whatever was on the cell phone and grumpy when they got interrupted. The ladies seemed friendly and helpful. Sounds weird but really it's true. It was odd.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Everything in the Museum was outstanding. The way it was displayed was outstanding. It is a very very large museum and we grew tired of walking before we saw it all. Either plan to spend an entire day or realize you won't see it all before you go.

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