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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
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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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you could spend a lifetime here, of course, and only see a little of the collection; but we found the audio guide to be first class – informative, scholarly, inspiring. Well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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salisbury,
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26 reviews 26 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

you could spend a lifetime here, of course, and only see a little of the collection; but we found the audio guide to be first class – informative, scholarly, inspiring. Well worth 7 dollars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Probably the best museum of Art in the world I think. Huge number of world class exhibits. Incredibly impressive.

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New York City, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The MET is endless, and that's how I describe it every time. You're bound to find something you love here, the cafe's great, and of course the art is beautiful and wonderfully selected. It's a must-do for visitors coming to New York.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

In a trip of a life time to New York city last May, this may have been the highlight. This is an unbelievable institution. From the gorgeous building itself, to the thousands upon thousands of artifacts contained within, I can not think of a more wonderful museum than this. After spending much of the day on the first and second... More 

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Chaguanas, Caroni, Trinidad And Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

what I disliked I got lost, LOL, That alone can tell this place is so huge anyone interested in art and history should visit, what was the highlight of my visit were the finds from the Egyptian tombs it is great for both kids and adults.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A must see for its high quality 150 artifacts of extraordinary Native American Indian art. I went through twice so that I could return to my favorite pieces. Treasures of our heritage.

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had a great couple of free hours looking at the exhibits, recommend it, look for the free times and it is all the more interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

There's so much to see, you need more than a day. If you're in a time crunch, just breezing through won't do it for the hardcore art, or history lover. Take more time if you can, the collection is vast, and diverse, you'll need some time to take it all in. Wear the comfy shoes and get used to walking,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner really didn't enjoy this museum. I usually love museums and i'm quite interested in art. especially modern art. But this place just didn't do it for me. Each to their own i suppose but it was really boring for us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is the largest museum in the country -- do your research before you go! There is so much to see, and their website is very helpful in creating an itinerary. We had a wonderful day -- about 5 hours -- and could go back every day for months and probably still wouldn't see it all!

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