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Taft Museum of Art

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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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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Great luncheon spot

I love having lunch at the Taft Lindner Cafe: eating on the terrace in the summer is a delight. But the view from the cafe is nearly as good. The food is never spectacular, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love having lunch at the Taft Lindner Cafe: eating on the terrace in the summer is a delight. But the view from the cafe is nearly as good. The food is never spectacular, but also tasty, and the service is personal and above average. I especially like taking friends there and then taking them to the exhibition that is... More 

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Cincinnati
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went to the Taft Museum to see the Antique Christmas display. Went on a Sunday because Sundays are free. The display was just okay. It is definitely not worth paying for. Ate in the food area and the food was good. Didn't buy anything in the small gift shop, but it appeared to have some cool stuff in it. Wish... More 

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Thank Linda H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an excellent way to spend a rainy or sunny afternoon. Browsing through the museum is wonderful and what you find behind the historic looking exterior will be a pleasant and unexpected surprise.

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Thank JayWalk7
Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Taft Museum of Art is a nice little museum with a wide variety of Art. It is well run, does not overwhelm you, and is especially interesting if you take the tour. On Sunday's, it's free, along with parking being free. While my wife and I are not necessarily Art lovers, the museum is a very nice diversion from... More 

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Thank Rod T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. There's a lot to see in addition to the artwork. The home is beautiful. The staff is helpful. Our out of town guests enjoyed it as well. A treasure for sure.

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Thank Gmalorrie
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a wonderful museum which is not overwhelmingly large and can be easily visited in the space of a couple of hours. The house itself is lovely and was built by Cincinnati's first millionaire in 1820! It is also important because William Taft accepted the nomination of US President from the portico. The art collection is eclectic and contains... More 

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Thank TravelFan48105
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

whilr not a big place, this museum delivers with a very fine collection of artwork. the tour was excellent-professional, yet entertaining/educational

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Sardinia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I loved my visit to the Taft Museum. There was a little bit of everything, so it is perfect for somebody with eclectic tastes. Everything from history to fine art to Americana to beautiful furniture and decor is on display.

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Thank Bryan M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Came with a docent, had a lovely lunch there and then a tour. I enjoyed the displays of rooms from other centuries.

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Harrison, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Interesting art and a house tour all in one! The setting is remarkable and to see so many excellent pieces of art in one place was awesome. Free on Sundays!

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