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Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
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Ranked #10 of 117 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States, houses a prestigious... more » Owner description: Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States, houses a prestigious collection of work from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art covering almost every culture an art lover could dream of. « less
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This is a museum which many overlook...to their own detriment. I found this to be the best one that I visited. Check out the paintings and the replicas of old country houses...Exquisite. Combine this with a visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is next door, to make it a day which is truly well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Visited the same day as the Met, very much more manageable ! Well laid out, an excellent collection, staff very helpful, an excellent resteurant $$. And Brooklyn itself, is well worth checking out.

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Boston
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I grew up outside of New York City, and, like most, was Manhattan-centric. This museum rivals the very best. The Egyptian collection appears second only to the British Museum. Don't miss this place, even tho it is out of the way. The subway takes you right there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you have the time, venture out to Brooklyn Museum, it's truly a wonderful place to wander through and it's just as interesting and exciting as the other big name museums and galleries in Manhattan.

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Indian Wells, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a great museum. Not packed with people, fabulous displays, good food at Saul. Glad it's not on museum mile in Manhattan. The crowd's would ruin the ambiance.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Killer Heels - what more can one say? This exhibit was packed both with patrons as well as stacked heels...and both were satisfyingly perfect. Really interesting collections that are uniquely connected in ways one wouldn't expect, which takes the "drab" out of going to this museum and makes it an adventure. Just go and have fun!

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Boca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In any other city but New York this place would be heralded as the best in town. There are treasures here from Egypt and the rest of the world that make this place a destination must.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a spacious and well-organized museum with plenty of unexpected surprises and not nearly the dense crowding you will get in Manhattan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved the Stiletto special exhibition, as well as some interesting and beautiful works of art. I particularly liked Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Brooklyn Bridge' and Judy Chicago works. I went on a Thursday evening and it's worth noting that it's open until 10pm on Thursdays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Totally under the radar and so easy to access - don't be put off that it is in BROOKLYN..it is just a subway ride away..no big deal(I am a New Yorker..)...Always great shows. A must visit.

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