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Taft Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection -...

Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from 13th-century European sculpture to ancient Chinese porcelains to 17th-century European painting.

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Great Historical Spot to Visit

This museum is the former home of the brother of William Howard Taft. It contains many Taft family items plus other works of art. From a historical perspective, it is an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati, OH
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is the former home of the brother of William Howard Taft. It contains many Taft family items plus other works of art. From a historical perspective, it is an interesting place to visit. Then there are rotating exhibits that are generally also very interesting. There is a dining area with food selections related to the rotating exhibit. Reservations... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This was a very interesting exhibit, if you like the subject matter- photos from old cameras from the 1800s of many places out west- Yosemite, Yellowstone, etc. Many photos and a discussion of the areas involved. They explained how difficult it was in the 1800s to haul the large photography equipment miles in the undeveloped old west before the forests... More 

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Cincinnati
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Those who don't visit this jewel are missing so much. We fell in love with this place to the extent that we became members. We now attend lectures and special exhibits. We are eager to try eating on the outdoor patio when the weather permits. Do yourself a big favor and get to know this place.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We went for the Downton Abby exhibit. I had never been to the museum and it was a wonderful day . The rooms and the exhibits were outstanding . You truly felt you like you are back in time . What a jewell and in the middle of Cincinnati. Can't wait to see the Christmas display. Easy for my 90... More 

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Thank Sabres41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This is a beautiful house filled with the Taft's personal art collection, well worth the visit, You wont be disappointed.

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Thank Laurie F
Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

It was very neat to tour the Taft home as well as the artwork. A lot of the personal Taft collection was on display as well as some donated pieces for the Antique Christmas showcase. Price I thought was reasonable. There is also a cafe on site- we didn't eat there but the menu wasn't very big and a little... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Nice walking self guided tour of the Taft home. Pricey but a good visit. They had various people stationed through the home to answer questions. Some approached us to see if we wanted to ask anything. Most didn't.

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Ray twp, michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The Taft is spacious and well lit. It is a very nice place to visit if you like the exhibit but this trip the current show is a bit hollow.

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Thank Skimo11
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This was a great exhibition, with a great audio tour guide. Take your ear buds and download the free app to your phone and you are good to go. For first time visitors the internal entrance to the Museum may not be apparent, you need to walk through the cafe.

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Thank John S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you loved Downton Abbey then their recent costume exhibit at the Taft was definitely worth the visit and membership. I was so impressed with the lovely furnishings; paintings and general atmosphere it was worth becoming a member. This is a first class museum on its own. Make the time to visit them. We also enjoyed afternoon tea which was... More 

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