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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
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This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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Beautiful Quan Yin!

This is a first class museum. What brings me back over and over is the colorful wooden Quan Yin seated in warrior position. She is a powerful presence housed in her own majestic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a first class museum. What brings me back over and over is the colorful wooden Quan Yin seated in warrior position. She is a powerful presence housed in her own majestic sanctuary surrounded by other boddhisattvas.

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum was amazing. Well laid out and easy to navigate- and it's free! Nice and cool. There is a food court if you're hungry. Highly recommend seeing this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must go if you visit Kansas City and there are no excuses because it is free. The little lunch place in a Mediterranean style courtyard serves really good sandwiches and sweets.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit all traveling shows and visit the art museum a few times per year. Gift shop is well stocked with unusual items. Carts for handicapped patrons are available in the coat check area at no cost.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visit to the museum - one of my To Dos in KC. Parking was easy and underground for $8 and kept the car cool. Admission to the museum is free. Docents around all the exhibits to direct you or answer questions. Most of the rooms are "manageable" for the theme but not overwhelming. The newer spaces are much more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit the museum every single chance we get! We love it so much! It's just big enough for a day trip, not so small you get through too quickly & not so large that you feel rushed. The exhibits are amazing & the staff is friendly.

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is currently presenting an amazing collection of artifacts from the Roman empire. From serving plates, bowls, bracelets and coins made of gold to silver goblets and intricate inlaid tiles, the exhibit is dazzling. Plan on spending about an hour unless you decide to study the pieces in detail by using the numerous magnifying glasses, view the metal making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family loves the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibits that are there all the time never get old, you will always see something or learn something that you missed before. There are new exhibits throughout the year. Most of the museum is free, but some special exhibits you have to pay to see.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Years ago when most big museums were collecting Roman and Greek, Nelson-Atkins was gathering what would become today one of the top several Asian collections in the US. A beautiful addition to the museum now features contemporary and impressionist art including one important 'third' of the triad of Monet Waterlilies - breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to visit. The gallery has so many great works of art, and the restaurant is very good too.

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