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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
+1 212-423-3500
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Ranked #275 of 858 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Museums, Art Museums
Description: The circular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is as much of a draw as the museum's collection of modern art.
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Decatur, Illinois
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123 reviews 123 reviews
57 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a Frank Loyd Wright designed building and it is interesting to see. The art is always changing so you will always see something different when you visit. We saw an exhibit on Italian Futurism. It was interesting even if the artists were jerks. There are no photos allowed which is a nice change from the larger museums. We... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum, beautiful architecture. Eating area too small thus overcrowded. However, staff was very helpful and pleasant.

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New York City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The exhibit right now is Italian Futurism. They've done a nice job displaying the pieces but the most interesting part of the museum is the architecture. The inside of the building is very interesting and it makes seeing the entire museum very easy and enjoyable. You can easily see the entire collection in 2 hours. Price is a bit high... More

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Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This has got to be one of the most spectacular and iconic building designs ever created We took the lift to the very top and then walked down - keep a look out for all the extra little art rooms in nooks and crannies or you'll miss them !

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim Museum is, by far, the most dear to me. Its architecture is fabulous, the building, inside and out, is a work of art itself. I love this place more every time I go there. The rotundas leading to the top of the building makes your experience unique and contribute to the art experience and appreciation. The skylight is... More

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Houston, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My son and I visited one afternoon and were a bit disappointed in the overall experience. The current exhibits were good, but not great or particularly ground breaking. The staff, and especially the security personnel, were a bit rude and even pushy, and the admittance price was steep. The one exhibit we were looking forward to seeing - Frank Lloyd... More

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San Ramon, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This museum has a limited number of pieces on display from its regular collection and much depends on what other pieces are there on special exhibit. We were in and out in less than 2 hours.

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New York, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoy visiting places that are historic in nature and the Guggenheim is definitely one! The food wasn't that great but the wine was good. Luckily for us, the exhibition at the time was "Cubanism Art" - which is one of wife's favorites. Towards the end of our tour, we became a little dizzy as we got... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There is the "house" collection of art which is amazing...and there is a traveling exhibit. Check out what is there before you go, and make sure you will appreciate it. For the same price you can go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and see sooooo much more.

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well worth the visit. Its a beautifully designed building and once inside you walk upwards in a spiral motion. Beautiful art everywhere and should offer something to everyone who visits..Loved it and hope to reurn many more times...

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