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Rodin Museum

Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101
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Ranked #21 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum houses 124 sculptures, including "The Thinker."
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Houston, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Big things come in small packages, and Rodin Museum is perhaps the best example. This small, one-floor museum may be one of the finest museums that you will ever visit in your life! As you enter from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, you will be immediately greeted by the life-sized bronze Thinker in front of a white gateway. Once you pass... More

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New York City, New York
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28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the grounds of the museum as well as the inside. It had a very Zen quality to it. The admission is only $10 or it's included in the price if you buy a ticket for the Philadelphia museum of art. The museum itself is small, so it doesn't take too long to see it, and the sculptures were... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum that houses Rodin's casts or copies of his work. I downloaded the audio guide in my Android phone so I was able to learn more about the different sculptures exhibited in the museum. Other than "the Thinker" which welcomes visitors to the museum, I am also most impressed by the "Gates of Hell" and the... More

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Hamilton, NJ
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59 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great museum. Do not be discouraged by the fact that numerous works represented are copies or casts done after Rodin's death. As it is the case with, for example, The Burghers of Calais, it was often the common practice with Rodin's oeuvre. We visited the museum an hour before Philadelphia's strange but customary closing at 5 PM, and it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I dragged my partner round this museum, luckily it is small. The exhibits are cast from moulds made by the man himself. The casts are however made since his death. We listened to a little of the information a lady was imparting she was... Exuberant. But reading between the lines the museum shows things never touched by Rodin, or made... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Small collection in recently remodeled building. Well done landscaping & grounds add to atmosphere of artistry. Worth a visit. Pick up a sandwich & have an outdoor lunch.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I don't claim to be an art aficionado, but I do appreciate some forms of art. Upon entering you'll see the Thinker, then enter into a pretty nice garden and see the beautifully designed museum. Walking to the main museum you'll see the Gates of Hell. Then when you enter, there is a suggested donation (admission). Inside, there's some nice... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been to the Rodin Museum in Paris, so if you've been there, this is pretty similar. Even the architecture is reminiscent of the museum in Paris. It is beautifully situated and presents the sculptures well. If you've never seen a Rodin in person, go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you love Rodin, you'll love this of course. It had some very fascinating pieces and history. However, there was a lot of repetition in the works. Also, this is NOT a free museum. The suggested contribution is mandatory to obtain admission.

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a lovely little museum, I have been to the Rodin museum in Paris and this is a charming small rendition of it. It is like a little oasis outside and inside has just enough art for a sampling of Rodin.

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