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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10028-0198 (Manhattan)
212-535-7710
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Ranked #7 of 830 attractions in New York City
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest encyclopedic art museum in the world under a single roof.  Over 2 million art works from all periods... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The museum is enormous and one day will never be enough. Rent an audio self tour to make the most of your favorite selected area to visit. Go early and if you parking, parking is available directly beneath the museum. A donation is requested but is not mandatory.

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Deer Island, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What does the Met NOT have? Get your free map (language of your choice) from Info Desk upon entry. Rembrandts, Cezannes, a single Bernini statue (ahem, curator!) ... get your feet and legs in top shape beforehand if you can!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I love the Met, it literally has something for everyone, it's like a sampling of the Smithsonian in one building and the building itself is beautiful and located next to Central Park. Technically admission is free but they recommend $25 per adult, less for students and seniors, it's worth it. This is a massive museum covering four city blocks and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Love this Museum so much. If in New York do not contemplate a visit just go! I cannot wait to return hopefully sometime this year.

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Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to go here a the last minute due to bad weather, and what a good decision it was. Despite the crowds, the line to get in moves very quickly, and the maps/signs make it easy to navigate around. There are always special exhibits, so each visit there are new things to see. Painting, sculpture, photographs.....something for everyone.

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Little Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

You can't go wrong visiting The Met...there is something of interest to nearly everyone in this Grand Museum...It's worth an annual membership if you know you are going to Manhattan 2-3 times a year...I never get tired going to this place...I DO recommend eating lunch or brunch before you go to the Museum as food is expensive there and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's a no-brainer. No matter what your interest in the visual arts, you will find it here. See the Temple of Dendar and imagine you're in Egypt. In spring and summer, don't miss the roof, which has refreshments, a bar, and art installations. Don't miss the lesser visited, Michael Rockefeller wing, with its Oceanic and African art. Gift shops are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Our family with 3 teens split up for a 4 hour visit to the museum and everyone was happy! There are numerous one hour guided tours which give additional insight. The audioguide also directs you to museum highlights. Pick 2-4 wings, you'll be exhausted after that. Had no problem getting food at noon at the American Wing cafe, typical somewhat... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Comparable to the British Museum and the Louvre. One of the best Egyptology collection in the world, Rome and Greece. A place to get lost in, and don`r ignore the more modern collection of american furniture, and others. Has a great art collection as well. Don't expect to see the whole museum in one day! If you are short of... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We tell anyone who is visiting NYC that if you have time to see only one thing here, it should be the Met. Even for those who profess "not to like museums" the Met is an incredible experience, and we have never seen a disappointed guest. At this point the admission price is "suggested," so if you are on a... More

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