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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
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+1 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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World Class Museum

The MFA has something for everyone. From Pacific rim art to the impressionists, to Egyptian artifacts, a visit to this museum is always a delight.

Reviewed October 10, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The MFA has something for everyone. From Pacific rim art to the impressionists, to Egyptian artifacts, a visit to this museum is always a delight.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

From mummies to Monet they have an amazing collection here in Boston! I spent 3 hours here and could have spent three weeks. I loved the Copley and John Singer Sargent collections they had here, they have to be the best in the world.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

The museum is a must see! The collections and exhibits range from the ancient to contemporary. It would take many visits to see everything, it's so large. The buildings themselves are gorgeous and worth seeing. The restaurant on the main floor was very good as well.

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Dana Point, California
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462 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Amazing classic and contemporary art collections. Easy to navigate, staff is very friendly. Several eateries inside museum and gift shops for convenience.

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GLENDO
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

Excellent museum - a must-see! You won't be disappointed & you can't possibly see it all in one day.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

A treasure in Boston. The American Wing will take all of one day. A helpful staff. Well signed. Parking is convenient and easy.

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Staten Island, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Very enjoyable afternoon, Definitely will return, much more to see than I expected. Beautiful collections.

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Riverside, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

This wonderful museum is so full of high-quality art from around the world. We wish we could have spent more time there. Plus, there is a light, airy modern wing with a good café for lunch. This is one of the finest collections we have seen.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fantastic museum . Well set out and full of interesting art. Great restaurant and interesting building

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

I made my first visit to MFA on Memorial Day because of the Free Admission. There was a bit of a wait, but it went pretty quickly for as long as it was. If you are into ancient art, this is the place for you. An absolutely FANTASTIC collection and setup. It was by far my favorite section of the... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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