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McNay Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number: 210 824 5368
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings,...

A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.

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Love this place plus it's free for Blue Star till Labor Day

Great collection! We really enjoyed the museum. The grounds are wonderful, the building and mansion are beautiful. The craftsmanship of the mansion alone is worth the visit. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great collection! We really enjoyed the museum. The grounds are wonderful, the building and mansion are beautiful. The craftsmanship of the mansion alone is worth the visit. We really enjoyed our visit. We borrowed the iPad for the kids but were not really impressed. The iPad art selections were not laid out in the order they are in the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not very stroller or young child friendly. Beautiful pieces of art and lovely architectural design and sculptures! I have lived here for years and this was a first visit. Really enjoyed the exhibits! Military and their family are free during the summer with Blue Star Family Museums!

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Marble Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the architecture, landscaping as well as the art. This trip was especially enjoyable because of the extra information that the docents offered up about the art and architecture. The film about Ms. McNay also added a lot to our understanding about her life, interest in art, her teaching art, and the building of her home. We were impressed... More 

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san Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love all the things they have for kids! We have seen dance performances and had water balloon fights outside on the lawn during family days. My sons also love to work on the upcycle crafts. If you attend and have a future Picasso with you, ask for a drawing pack for your child. They will give them a set of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not visited the McNay in years, and my first return was during one of their special events, Art ,Music, Food, and Drinks Second Thursdays. I was really unaware of the changes and expansions that had gone on here. This is a world class museum. If you want to enjoy a night out of the house, and you have... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is one museum you visit in San Antonio, make sure it's the McNay! It is beautiful and the exhibits are always very interesting. You can walk inside and outside, and you can sit down and just enjoy the surroundings. We love it!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at a wedding here--outside in intense heat! The grounds are beautiful and they made the heat more bearable. The reception was inside the museum in the new space for large gatherings. It is excellent for such events! We were allowed to tour some of the collection on the first floor. It has been a few years since we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a wedding here on the grounds and it was amazing what one could do with money back in the '20s. Very nice collection of paintings in the permanent collection. "Coney Island" was the featured exhibit and was interesting as well. If you have a free afternoon I would recommend coming and seeing the exhibits.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission is free this summer, which is the main reason we made a stop here, but this museum is a gem! You'll see masterpieces by well-known artists along with some unfamiliar but fun pieces. The rooms are unique, warm and inviting. You can easily see everything in about an hour, which was also satisfying.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

McNay Art Museum San Antonio it was also free Lotta great exhibits a lot of outdoor space to sit and have a drink. Another great museum in San Antonio a must if you're here in San Antonio check it out beautiful grounds, beautiful exhibits and it was free as well on Sunday how could you not love something for you... More 

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