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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
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This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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Wow! Hidden Gem!

It might not be a "hidden" gem for the people who live around here, but I did not know anything about this museum. We stopped by simply drawn to the huge shuttlecock sculpture in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It might not be a "hidden" gem for the people who live around here, but I did not know anything about this museum. We stopped by simply drawn to the huge shuttlecock sculpture in front of the museum, but ended up being the great visit. First time we visited, we spent time on the lobby level. It was good, but... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Nelson to see a photo exhibit that was there for a limited time. We also saw many other exhibits while we were there. There are too many to mention. We've lived in KC area for 35 years & try to go a couple of times a year or more. They have a great Asian art exhibit... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up visiting the Nelson Art Gallery in the 70's, and the place still has one of the best Chinese exhibits I've seen outside China! Unfortunately, the Japanese area was closed due to the renovation, scheduled to be complete in the Spring of 2017. The entire museum is definitely worth the visit!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free entry plenty of parking around the museum. Wide variety of arts from around the world. It also had Native American works. Must see in K C.

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

I have been visiting the Nelson Atkins for many years and visit it at least 8 or 10 times a year if not more often. I relish the beauty of the art displayed and the manner in which it is displayed. I have also been a docent there in the past and found that to be a very rewarding experience.... More 

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Warsaw, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great place to see, easy to get to and lot of parking, paintings are excellent, employees are very helpfull

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Didn't plan on going, but it was close to our hotel and my daughter loves art. When I saw the huge badminton birdies on the lawn, I thought, this could be interesting, so why not? Glad we stopped by! The museum is free, always a plus when traveling. Many great exhibits and I did enjoy standing under those big birdies!

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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to countless museums around the world and am so pleased that one of the best museums I've visited is right in my backyard. The Nelson has an extensive, varied collection of exquisite pieces from all time periods and from all over the world. The Nelson isn't going to overwhelm you with sheer magnitude, rather they have a carefully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Nelson-Atkins art museum is a Kansas City treasure. We have enjoyed seeing Egyptian antiquities and treasures from all the great masters of the canvas. We also love the yard art. It's a great sunday outing.

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

We just go there to enjoy a relaxing lunch from time to time at the cafe which is an indoor patio type setting. Great atmosphere and really good food. Take your special someone with you and enjoy it together.

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