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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #16 of 62 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My wife & I absolutely loved the museum, and all the rooms were gorgeous. We had lunch there on a Sunday & it was very, very good. Service is excellent. A plus: free admission & parking on Sundays.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We went the last Sunday of the French Impressionists. First time here and loved that is is free on Sundays. This exhibit had approx. 45 paintings from Van Gogh, Pissarro,Monet and others., Short but Sweet. I like art, museums, hubby not so much. We went thru exhibit and went into the rest of the museum. This is a quick jaunt,... More

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Dalton, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The museum has been around since 1881 and has a large collection but in its attempt to be comprehensive it serves as more of an introduction than an indepth focus. The Asian art section is quite large, though many of the pieces are rather quotidian. The American art selections are a bit lacking in major figures. The recent addition of... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is among the most enjoyable art museums I've ever visited. The beautiful house rooms in which the art is displayed very much enhanced the enjoyment of the art itself. The art is carefully and thoughtfully arranged. The Chinese porcelains were particularly intriguing. Although there is an admission fee, it is waived on Sundays.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I loved seeing the Duncanson murals and other decorative art at the museum. I went with a group of friends to see the murals and we were so impressed with museum and the grounds. We were met by members of the Duncanson Society who showed us what hospitality was all about. Certainly this museum is a must see for those... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

For a small city, Cincinnati is blessed with many great museums. While the Cincinnati Art Museum is bigger, if you have time don't miss this gem on the east side of downtown.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place has so many cool things for those willing to take the time to find it and then take the time to absorb it all. I feel rich and blessed after being here and being allowed to view all this collection of treasures from our past. Don't forget to plan for a light lunch before you leave this pleasant... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

What travelers will especially like is that this museum has free admission, paid for by the Taft endowment, I believe. The rooms are large in this turn of the century building. It is a perfect showcase for art. It is not so large that it becomes overwhelming. We had a snack outside in the courtyard of the restaurant. There is... More

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Columbus, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I loved the traveling exhibit that was there and some of the permanent exhibit pieces were nice as well. I went on Sunday since the admission and parking is free. For this to be a private collection, it is pretty extensive. However, since it was in a house, albeit a big one, it didn't have the museum feel like the... More

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Cincinnati, OH
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The museum is in the Taft Family Home and it's just lovely, like visiting a very rich friend. I adore it. It's such a nice way to spend an afternoon. I'm just sorry I don't get down to see it as often as I would like. One of my favorite places.

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