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Address: 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
Phone Number: (330) 672-3450
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Lovely display of fashion.

This was my first visit to the museum. They only display a limited number of clothing items at one time, based on a theme; no doubt due to limited space. Currently the theme is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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230 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This was my first visit to the museum. They only display a limited number of clothing items at one time, based on a theme; no doubt due to limited space. Currently the theme is the flapper era. The items are beautifully displayed, although I wish that they had a little more explanation for the exhibits. This was a fun afternoon.... More 

Thank AroundAgain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

That is one of the most beautiful place at Kent State University. I visited this place while I was in Kent. It`s very interesting and a lot of pieces that are beautiful. I really liked this place.

Thank Kvianaba
Kent, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Kent State Fashion Museum is fabulous! They own the Katharine Hepburn exhibit, which has traveled throughout the U.S. A 1920's Flappers exhibit just opened and the garments/dresses are exquisite. It's not too large so you can get through the entire museum (usually 4-6 exhibits total) in an hour or two. It's only a few bucks and so worth it!... More 

Thank Andra P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Has some interesting pieces, particularly liked the Geoffrey Beene exhibit. Museum shop small and a bit pricey for student goods.

Thank Romunda H
Cleveland, Ohio
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471 reviews
229 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fantastic museum. The collections are small, but worth your time. The fashion section is fascinating with a good representation of clothing from different time periods. It is small, but what they have is interesting and well displayed. The really interesting exhibit is the Inside Out exhibit that shows the inside of clothing from the 1700 and 1800's Really fascinating. Also... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Yet another field trip for mom, that I wasn't very interested in. So glad I went!!! With over 4,000 items, the museum does a very nice job of displaying clothing through the years alongside the history of the times. From the fussiness of French pre-revolution dress, to the flapper era and the magnificent 1940's. Be sure to watch the short... More 

Thank tina s
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Small museum. Some of the exhibits were somewhat interesting to me; most were not. I was surprised that other reviews said this is one of the largest fashion exhibits, because the collections are very small.

Thank Cynthia F
Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This museum was not here when I attended KSU in the late 70s and I was curious about seeing how the building was set up now. Going through Kent on vacation was a great chance to see the exhibits. Amazing transformation inside! Enjoyed the WW I clothing exhibit and the posters were very interesting too. Fascinating jewelry collection. Worth the... More 

Thank catcash
Woodstock, Illinois
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The exhibits were well curated, although I would have liked to see more of the collection. Loved the art pottery interspersed!

Thank SmhJes
obetz ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Kent state a large regional college,lots of new buildings,campus is set in a park like valley. football, athletics spaces, are very new and first rate,lots to do with concerts , movies seems very safe and very secure. So they were very acomidating on freshman move in day,four wheel carts for free use, lots of eager upperclassman to help move in.A... More 

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