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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513-241-0343
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Ranked #17 of 85 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from... more » Owner description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from 13th-century European sculpture to ancient Chinese porcelains to 17th-century European painting. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Drove two hours to Cincinnati just to visit the Taft Museum. After my drive, I wanted a bite to eat in the museum restaurant before seeing the artwork. Bad Mistake!!! Although the restaurant holds itself out as "fine dining," that would be a gross (literally gross) misstatement. The staff are not trained in table service- not poorly trained; NOT trained.... More

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Dayton OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Taft Museum is an elegant home transformed into a small museum of paintings, Chinese ceramics, and furniture. There is always a changing traveling exhibit. After the recent restoration of the rooms, including stunning Victorian tasseled draperies, each room came alive like never before. Perfect for an afternoon of inspiration.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Small but wonderful collection, well-displayed and well-organized. The one tour we observed was made up of school children who were excited and engaged. Unexpected bonus was an excellent cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This little gem, is part of the national parks system, celebrating past president Taft.. Lots of history here celebrating of past president.. There is the main house and the visitor center.. If you have children aged 8 and above, have them do the junior ranger program.. It's a great way for them to have an active roll in their learning..

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Taft is a wonderful small museum nestled in downtown Cincinnati. The collection is strong on American artists. The Duncanson murals are amazing and I remember first seeing them when they were being restored. Christmas at the Taft is the best - just go! Check their website for free days AND they have a parking lot! Very nice cafe also.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

World famous art, beautifully displayed in a turn of the century mansion. This is an art lovers paradise with a wonderful collection of master works beautifully displayed. Go early, enjoy the museum, and then a delicious lunch in their restaurant. Eat on the patio, weather permitting. Admission is free on Sundays, and 5th 3rd bank customers get special discounts every... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What better than a sunday at the Taft Museum and a delightful smoked trout open faced sandwich with fruit and veggies, followed by a one hour presentation by a 10 piece chamber orchestra playing music from World War One? In a word? "Nothing" As usual, great art followed by a delightful lunch outside followed by free music. This hidden treasure... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The in-house collection and special exhibits are wonderful. They make for a lovely few hours of art enjoyment and lunch, but it comes in a small package, and is over more quickly than you often desire.

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Columbia City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We found this museum to be an amazing collection of art that had belonged to the brother and sister-in-law of President W.H. Taft. This couple collected the art both because they loved it, and they wanted serious art students in Cincinnati to be able to study the masters without having to go to Europe to do so. They made provisions... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Terrace Cafe is itself a work of art: lovely view of the terrace, which is wonderful to dine in when the weather is good. And you don't want to miss a look at the current exhibition.

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