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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 #289 of 830 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the building, but unappreciated by me as I am not into modern art - my history of art daughter however loved it! Even for a heathen like me the building itself was still enticing, glad we went but hunted down some art that made sense to me...Renoir rather than plastic on the floor.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright museum on Fifth avenue is as impressive as the art/collection it houses. Worth the drive or walk to 88th & 5th. Not too large, which makes it perfect for a cultural morning or afternoon.

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Helsinki
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum 14 pm Monday, very very long line outside. But with Nwe York Pass you avoid all that waiting, just step in. The art collection is very impressive and also the building itself was such an experience.

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California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the museums we visited while in NYC was the Guggenheim. I have always wanted to see this iconic building and was pleasantly surprised as it met my mental expectations to the fullest. The exhibits were quite wonderful and we enjoyed the stroll into the galleries off of the winding spiral walkway.

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Scotland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum, worth it for the building itself, never mind the contents! Best to take the elevator to the top and then you can have a relaxed stroll down the spiral taking in the collection. Do it the other way of you like walking up hill! Busy though!

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Mount Isa, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We came here in February very excited to see world class paintings from artists such as Kandinsky, Picasso and so on and where so disappointed. A new exhibition was starting that week and the entire ramp/spiral had been shut down. We were offered discount entry to $16 and were told there was still plenty to see. The plenty to see... More

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delaware
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went after 5:00 p.m. and looked at the long line winding around the block. On the way to the back of the line, I asked an apartment doorman if everybody would get in, and he stated that they would. He was right. We waited for about 30 minutes and got in for "free admission." Well sort of. You have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went during the exhibit on Italian Futurism and really enjoyed it. The audio tour is well worth it. Budget a morning or an afternoon as there is a lot to see.

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Leonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've traveled NYC extensively but have never been to this museum until now. Wow! The art is outstanding. Worked class. Kandinsky is mind blowing. Early Picasso works. Lovely Boccolini. Cafe is simple. Don't even try taking a pic. Lots of security. The museum itself is a piece of art. Great shop too.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The building is of course one of the greatest things of NYC. The collection of art is amazing. Especially the Thannhouser collection. With Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Manet and Monet. Loved Kadinsky's work aswell. And if you have time you should do the free guided tour! Learn about the artwork and building it self. This is a must see museum... More

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