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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Drop in for an hour, come for lunch, or spend the entire day wandering through world-class galleries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the cultural jewel of Kansas City and just three blocks from the Country Club Plaza, and admission is free. The...more
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4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
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Reviewed yesterday

The hardest thing to believe about this incredible museum is that it's FREE!!! If you don't see this wonderful place, you will be sorry!!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Safari616288
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you enjoy art museums, and even if you don't, the Nelson-Atkins is worth a visit. A lot of art covering many centuries with impressive pieces from some of the most famous artists of history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nursedude
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No entry fee but costs $10 to park in their garage. It was a bargain price to pay for the beauty inside and out. Large park with many trees, sculptures and an “art” mini golf course under a grove of Ginkgo trees. Beautiful original building...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank janet425
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I had a good time admiring all the beautiful pieces of art rich in culture from all around the globe. I definitely recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank arlynne2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a lovely museum, you won't be disappointed in the exhibitions, and take time to stroll the grounds, it's really a beautiful place.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CB22222
Reviewed 4 days ago

We aren't an artsy family, but my family of four has fun here. There are things to do inside and out!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank fitzstacy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is just a wonderful place to bring the whole family. Great Museum not expensive at all. Come for the art, history and the love of the arts

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had some down time during a recent business trip to the KC area and decided to visit the Nelson Atkins Museum. First off the entry price is right..FREE. A pleasant surprise in the quality and diversity of the art work. And I especially enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's nice to spend an hour or two wandering around an art museum. This museum is free, but it's $10 to park. However I found a free parking lot that's only a 5 minute walk away at the Kauffman Garden Center.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ekelleman88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum. There are a variety of works from different parts of the world. The atmosphere on the museum is great and the sculpture walk around the facility is a must see. The mini golf that is currently taking place is a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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August 20, 2016|
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Response from JimmyB0bby | Reviewed this property |
Parking is underground and is super clean and convenient and you can walk directly into the modern art section from the lot, through sliding glass doors. You can also park on the street. You will see many parked cars on... More
March 9, 2016|
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It is free.
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Response from PatrickP258 | Reviewed this property |
The MAX (Metro Area Express) runs north and south to all the main destinations. It stops at 45th and Main, and you can walk east past the Kansas City Art iInstitute to the Nelson-Atkins