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American Visionary Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Federal Hill
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Address: 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 410-244-1900
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Activities: Arts and crafts, Dining
Description: Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works...
Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works by non-mainstream artists, including the "whirligig", a 55-foot wind-powered sculpture, a 10-foot model of the Lusitania made entirely out of match sticks and a mobile that spans three floors.
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Unique Experience !!

If you are in the Baltimore Inner Harbor area this museum is a must go. The pieces here are unique. We attended a wedding and then went through the museum. The kids loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Baltimore Inner Harbor area this museum is a must go. The pieces here are unique. We attended a wedding and then went through the museum. The kids loved it. Great Family Fun !

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy this museum compared to a traditional one. You will really find one of a kind art and the outside of the building is one of my favorite parks too. Cool place to take pictures!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

located in 3 separate buildings next to each other of the 3, the main one is the most "composed". Only I wish there would be more info on the artists and their "trends" and art pieces.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

First, it was not well marked when walking from the visitor's center- I had to hunt for it (perhaps I was given bad directions). But once there, what fun! Loved the Howard Finster exhibit, the building itself, and would definitely recommend to visitors.

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Nashville, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We were down around the harbor area just enjoying the sights and drove by this place. Definitely glad we did a u turn and went back inside. Lots of unusual things at this place. It does cost to go into the museum but we just enjoyed the store and outdoor displays. Very unique

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum! I don't know what part I liked the most, the artwork or the stories about the artists. It's an absolute must see if you're visiting Baltimore. It's right off the harbor area...easy to get to. Give yourself a couple hours. They also have a really cool gift shop..more like a novelty store than a gift shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Prepare to be dazzled and amazed! This is definitely NOT your traditional art museum. It's so interesting and there is something for everyone. Interesting paintings, handmade clothing, objects made from household objects and items from days gone by, carved wooden toys which have moveable parts, and so much more! Take time to read the artists biographies--very interesting backgrounds, such as... More 

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our family of 4 really enjoyed this museum. We loved the exhibits and overall fun vibe of this unique museum. A must see, inside and out!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The AVAM, is, to the best of my knowledge, the only museum of its kind. If you've been to art school, you can't get your work hung on the walls here. The resulting collection is extremely accessible, quirky, often fun, and sometimes disturbing. Many exhibits invite hands-on engagement, and any type of media are used. The museum has a permanent... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The American Visionary Art Museum is a place that anyone with an interest in art should visit. It is focused on the work of untrained artists who work in all kinds of media. It is a funky and crazy place with amazing art and many strange and wonderful creations. The building itself is worth seeing, but the changing shows of... More 

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