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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230 (Federal Hill)
410-244-1900
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Ranked #4 of 155 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Arts and crafts
Traveler Description: The American Visionary Art Museum is a fabulous museum of  "Folk Art" right near the inner harbor.  It's really art that is done by untrained... more »
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Pleasantville, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There are some reviews you could give a few numbers to at the same time. The AVAM is one of them. Some of the work at the museum is brilliant. Actually, most is really exceptional, and more so because I've never seen anything like it before. But recognizing that this is a museum of work by untrained artists, some of... More

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rochester NY
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this museum during your trip to Baltimore. When there with our kids and they really loved it. I can't say enough good things about it! There is a very good restaurant on the top floor and a fun gift shop as well as a small but nice outdoor garden area.

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Weston, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spectacular spot for a wedding! The brick barn was incredible! Walking distance from the Harbor and numerous hotels! A MUST see

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Long Island NY
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125 reviews 125 reviews
53 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A very unique art museum. This is not your typical art museum, and even if you are not an art lover you will find yourself getting drawn in. Save time for the gift shop, like no other museum shop you have ever seen.

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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love taking out of town guests to the AVAM and then up Fed Hill for a great view of the city. The visionary has so much interesting art, I am always there when they change their collection. On the surface, most of the art just looks nuts, but when you actually sit and read every artist's backstory, the works... More

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South Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

WHAT a Great Place!! Fun fun fun!! Can't wait to go back with friends and family! look for groupon to save $$ on entry. You can easily spend 3 hours here and not see everything!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best museum in Baltimore. All art comes from people who never have had formal training but the work is outstanding. The stories about the artists are unbelievable. Some of the shows are heart wrenching and very emotional. Certain viewings change and some work is permanent. The museum sits at the base of Federal Hill which is a quick climb outside... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The variety of the collection at the AVAM is unparalleled. This is mostly very sophisticated folk art with amazing stories behind the eclectic collection. It's a must see!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The must-see in Baltimore. Art that you will not see any where else. Incredible pieces with incredible stories behind them. The buildings too are just a wonderland. The site and setting can't be beat. And the museum store has great stuff.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want to learn the complete story and see where our Star Spangled Banner was written this is the place to go. Also a great place to view the Baltimore harbor and skyline. Take the water taxi from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry to really appreciate our wonderful city and its rich history and vibrant neighborhoods. And Fort... More

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