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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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Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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Asian exhibit shouldn't be missed

Great museum. The Chinese art is fantastic. I was a little scared that some of the statues were not behind glass, fantastic to see the up close. Don't miss the Tomb doors and... read more

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great museum. The Chinese art is fantastic. I was a little scared that some of the statues were not behind glass, fantastic to see the up close. Don't miss the Tomb doors and temple. Had lunch in the museum and it was good. Save time for the sculpture garden

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful building with a delightful sculpture park outside. Good for part of an afternoon. A nice variety of artwork. The cafe had delicious salads.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The attractions on the front lawn and the contemporary section I found to be the most enjoyable. There is also a beautiful giant painting of Persephone that was my favorite to see. My boyfriend and I used our student ID's to get a discounted price to see the Roman Treasures Exhibit but it was kind of lackluster. I would say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place. Beautiful grounds and a nice selection of different kinds of art and crafts. It's more like a museum than an art gallery. Well worth a visit.

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

One of the largest collections of ancient Chinese art in the U.S., and a wonderful museum per se with top quality classical art of different genres, with an occasional modern art exhibit appearance. Just a wonderful, large museum, that you can easily spend hours visiting, enjoying, and soaking it all in that is located in a prime located just outside... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been to some of the great museums of the world, i.e., Louvre, Orsay, Prada, British Museum, etc. and I can truly say the Nelson-Atkins can easily stand beside these great museums and not blush a bit. It is, however, smaller than the great museums. But, to make up for it, admission is free!! Enjoy. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a past visit to Kansas City, my husband and I had only had time to take a quick walk through the Nelson-Atkins Sculpture park, but were pretty impressed with that, and decided to visit the museum on a return trip. What we found when we did was a beautiful, wide ranging and in-depth collection, housed in two wonderful buildings... More 

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Montvale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a top, top museum and it has to be a must stop when in KC!! Unreal that it is free with a suggested donation at the entry. The collection here is extensive and par none. The sculpture garden is truly a delete. An absolute must!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like art, this place is nice. I don't like art and thought it was boring. However, there is no admission price, and there's a gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reliquary was my favorite, read alot of info on it and still love it. Eating lunch there was great, had the prime rib and a couple beers and the atmosphere was great. Took about 3 hours to get a good idea of what they have there, could have used more time. Next time we will for sure walk out... More 

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