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Taft Museum of Art

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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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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I went at Christmas time, and being a person who loves vintage stuff, I loved their displays. The art and building is beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The collections were not impressive, and definitely not worth the money. When I stepped in I felt I was in the wrong place as the cafeteria takes over the entire entrance. You walk through the cafeteria to get to the front desk to pay. Mediocre exhibit at best. Walking out I again had to go through the cafeteria, but this... More 

Thank Hebatalla G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went at Christmas time, and being a person who loves vintage stuff, I loved their displays. The art and building is beautiful.

Thank Javertsbarricade
Fairfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit the Taft one Sunday as I had never been. As it turns out admission is free on Sundays. The house is old and charming and the art collection is very nice. The cafe at the entrance has very nice. I went in the winter with a little snow on the greenery on the wall and fauana that... More 

Thank rickb0109
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with many great art picies.would recommend that anyone who loves art visit this museum.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building and its regular exhibits are well worth a couple hours of your time. There was a special exhibit of antique Christmas decorations which was the focus of our trip this time. The museum has a broad selection of pieces on display that should offer anyone who enjoys the work of artists something to see. Parking is available on... More 

Thank TravelerDon162
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is not a big museum, but it is offers a very interesting and friendly destination. Interesting art collection, historical Cincinnati focus, and special shows. We were fortunate to see a wide ranging display of historical Christmas decorations, including conversation with one of the collectors who loaned a large part of the display. The Taft also has a cafeteria, with... More 

Thank Pedalboy
Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a great look into the past. The art museum is inside of a beautiful Cincinnati historical home. We so enjoyed this glimpse of the past. For those who don't necessarily love looking at art (that would be me), but enjoy seeing gorgeous homes this is the perfect art museum! It's especially great on Sundays - when it's free!

Thank WanderingToesTiger
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I recently went to the Taft Museum for the antique Christmas display. They had an huge display of Christmas decorations and toys in small groupings. I enjoyed the details in these authentic Christmas treasures. They also had a trivial paper to give you little things to search for in the different displays

Thank Gmarita
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love having lunch at the Taft Lindner Cafe: eating on the terrace in the summer is a delight. But the view from the cafe is nearly as good. The food is never spectacular, but also tasty, and the service is personal and above average. I especially like taking friends there and then taking them to the exhibition that is... More 

Thank Donald F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went to the Taft Museum to see the Antique Christmas display. Went on a Sunday because Sundays are free. The display was just okay. It is definitely not worth paying for. Ate in the food area and the food was good. Didn't buy anything in the small gift shop, but it appeared to have some cool stuff in it. Wish... More 

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