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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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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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were weary and wanted an easy Sunday. So ambled along Museum Mile and arrived at the fabulous Guggenheim building. Like the rest of New York, they have the builders in, but within a limited collection we had such fun and saw such interesting works. Its modern, its Kandinsky, and its Renoir, Picasso, it has a great selection of works... More

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Ashwell Hertfordshire
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were advised at the ticket office that the ticket price was reduced due to a number of areas being closed for a pending exhibition launch. However, we felt that the items that were on show were somewhat disappointing and left us feeling a little flat after our walk up 5th Avenue. I'm sure the museum will improve once it... More

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California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Admission was cut from $22 to $16, since most of the museum was under construction and not open to the public. $16 price was too much for the little that was available to see. Not worth your time, until they finish.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Currently under restoration, the museum had all the large ramps (the ones that create the spiral we see from outside) closed. There was also an exhibition from South American artist that wasn't my preferred.

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Lawrenceville, NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you want to ensure a stress-free, crowd-free visit to the famed Guggenheim Museum in NYC, I recommend that you skip the Saturday nights "pay-as-you-wish" time and go during regular hours. While the line was 100+ people, it moved quickly and we waited less than 15 minutes at 6:15 p.m. However, the temperature outside was HOT and inside the museum,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Don't waste your time & money to visit this place. It costs $16/ticket and half of the museum is shut for refurbishment. Not much to see inside either, only 4 floors were opened to public & I finished seeing everything within 1/2 hour. The bathrooms were a joke as well and staffs were rude too. Should go to the Metropolitan... More

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Hertzlia
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32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

More than half of exhibitions were closed, as well as the spirala. Prices were reduced to 16,00$, instead of 22,00$. I think that more like 8$ was a fair price.... Before buying the tickets we were "forewarned" that a lot of the museum is closed, but we didn't imagine the extension and also that what was left was not so... More

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Perth, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Entrance to the Guggenheim is $16,00 - prices were reduced because there were only a couple of exhibitions. Viewing Degas, Monet, Kandinsky was interesting but basically the Guggenheim was getting ready for a major exhibition in October and it was a bit of a construction area. Better value to go to the MET.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A real surprising visit! Saw paintings that I've never heard or seen. A way to jump off the traditional painting path.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The building itself was interesting, with it's open, airy main atrium and overall design. But the exhibits were a bit too modern for my taste, especially the slide projectors set in random directions with no slides in them. Really? That's art? Meh.

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