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Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102
402-342-3300
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Ranked #3 of 86 attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Burlington, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a very nice museum and it's free, so even better. Very beautiful art inside. We didn't spend a ton of time inside....however, we loved the outside fountain that you could walk though.....lovely place.

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Phoenix,AZ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For a free museum anywhere, I would be hard pressed to find it's equal among the smaller ones which charge admission. A Rembrandt, a Monet, and a Degas. A real jewel.

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Columbus, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Tooke my girls there when they had the Egyptian exhibit, it was fascinating. At the time my girls were 14 and 10 and they enjoyed the museum more than I thought they would. Very educational. They cover many different eras in art history.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For the price of your zip code, you can explore every inch of the museum! We enjoyed the Asian art exhibit the most. There are some really interesting pieces from every era. We didn't take a guided tour, but there were some available. So glad it was open on a Sunday so I could see it with my husband, too.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped on a rainy day. Free admission, beautiful building and grounds, and a collection just the right size for a couple of hours. The cafe is reasonable in price, healthy food, and tasty. Special exhibits vary and add interest.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went here mostly for the Poseidon exhibit. My daughter loves Greek sculpture. We took the tour and the docent was very sharp and told us many things we wouldn't have learned just reading the plaques. The permanent installations were all well laid out and easy to walk through. Another plus, in my opinion was the gift shop. It featured... More

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Omaha
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Joslyn is closed Mondays and holidays, otherwise open from 10 - 4 daily. The traveling exhibits usually require a fee, but the museum itself is free, thanks to Susie Buffett's Sherwood Foundation. Parking is also free. They have a nice cafe are that serves lunch 11 - 2, and snacks until 3. I love visiting in the summer, when the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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223 reviews 223 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have many fond memories of Joslyn. The most outstanding was of our older daughter's wedding, which took place in the fountain court. This is a lovely space. But the art is the real star, and Joslyn has much to offer. There is a nice collection of traditional art, as well as modern art in the new wing, but the... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The museum is free and nice to walk through for a couple of hours. There are several different collections. The outdoor sculpture garden is nice. Overall, it was a little smaller than I expected, but I'm from Kansas City where we have the Nelson Atkins which is like a larger version of the Joslyn, IMO, so I was expecting that.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is an interesting art deco building which was especially built for a community function. This is an admirable choice for an art gallery. The rooms are spacious and the pictures are nicely spaced and so are not jostling for attention. Unusually it has an art deco interior court which gives a nice open feeling to the gallery. I am... More

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