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Taft Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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Description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection...
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.
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Queen City Gem

It's an annual Christmas tradition to go to the Taft and see the antique Christmas feather trees and decorations. The Taft also has wonderful exhibits and a wonderful art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's an annual Christmas tradition to go to the Taft and see the antique Christmas feather trees and decorations. The Taft also has wonderful exhibits and a wonderful art collection. The gift shop and café are fabulous too.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Recommend having a docent give a tour. Ours shared interesting facts. Ate in the cafe. We had a person with some dietery restrictions. Called several days in advance and the chef made an amazing luncheon plate that was perfect. Food was very good. Service was excellent for our group of 13. Would highly recommend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Taft Museum of Art is one of Cincinnati's crown jewels. The art collection, brought together by Charles and Annie Taft (Half-brother and Sister-in-law of President Taft) was given to the people of Cincinnati upon their death. The collection features priceless works of European, Asian and American art, in may respects, rivaling the excellent collection at the much larger, Cincinnati... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Having been to the Taft Museum a number of times, each time we visit is pure pleasure. The recent special exhibit is black and white photos of Paris from the 1940s. They are not the traditional views but are memorable in their perspective. Make sure you visit their lovely cafe for a French themed lunch and save room for dessert.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I attended the Taft with friends on a Sunday (free). I have a greater appreciation for the legacy of the Taft family after reading Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearn Goodwin. So glad that this touchstone has been beautifully preserved in Cincinnati!

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Turned out the Taft is admission free on Sundays, but it would have been well worth the price of a ticket. And there is parking UNDER the museum--free with price of entry--so make sure you look for that. Take your time to read the many thoughtful labels. I particularly enjoyed the ones at the beginning of the museum space that... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Go on Sunday morning. Admission to the museum is free on Sunday. Have breakfast in their café. It's a delightful little spot. If you're in Cinn for the weekend, this is a nice way to spend Sunday morning before you drive home. This museum is an easy walk from all the downtown hotels.

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First of all, there is free parking under the museum, and we made the mistake of parking on the street, so park under the museum. We have North American reciprocal privileges with many art museums, so at least our entrance fee was free. There is a cafe here if you want to eat before or after. Charles Taft was the... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very nice art museum. They have a real Rembrandt to view. Heavy into French artists, which is fine. The ceramics were very interesting as well.

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Clarkston, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As the mother of two fans of BC, when I walked through the lovely cafe at the Taft Museum and saw the brunch item, Benedict Cumberbatch, how could I resist. And I was not disappointed. The eggs were perfect, the hollandaise was light, and the English muffins were fresh and tasty. The plate came with a lovely green salad and... More 

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