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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Drop in for an hour, come for lunch, or spend the entire day wandering through world-class galleries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the cultural jewel of Kansas City and just three blocks from the Country Club Plaza, and admission is free. The Nelson-Atkins, recognized as one of America’s finest art museums, strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community. With 40,000 works of art, the Nelson-Atkins is best known for its new Bloch Galleries, featuring Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, plus its Asian art, photography, American paintings, American Indian and Egyptian galleries. The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a beautiful setting for a walk or picnic, is an oasis in the city and home to notable sculptures.
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This museum has a wonderfully broad collection, beautifully presented. Staff was very helpful. You should not miss this if you are in the area. And it's free admission!

Thank EJaneWench
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

My wife and I visit here whenever we are in Kansas City and will plan trips just to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Whether it is a special exhibit or their permanent collections, it is well worth the time. To be able to stand close to the works of the masters from various centuries is amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful. The gift shop is worth a stop. We love it. We also enjoy lunch at the museum restaurant - always delicious. There is not a fee to visit the museum, but there is a $5 parking fee for the parking garage.

Thank tomc317
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

My husband and I spent a weekend in Kansas City, MO and never been there before so we needed to find something to do. We happened upon this great museum through Trip Advisor which listed this as it's #1 attraction in KC.

What a great place to see. Parking is $5.00 but the museum is free and accepts donations only. However they have special presentations by artists and charge a nominal fee. We saw Terry Evans' Photography presentation of "The Heartland" and the cost was $8.00 each & Seniors get a $1.00 discount.

The Nelson-Atkins museum is huge and after seeing Ms Evan's exhibit we decided to go to the 2nd floor which contained the Chinese collection and work our way down to the Masters and finally to the Egyptian displays. This place contained Modern Art, Ancient Antiquities (China, Roman, Egyptian, Native American, and much more), the Renaissance Masters, and so forth.

Thank ScenicWanderer
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Museum is located near the Plaza and had a wonderful collection of art. We planned to spend an hour or so and it turned into 3 hours.

Thank ntd19
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

wonderful art museum, especially the special exhibits. Can't say you can see it in a day so you might want to pick the area that most interests you.

Thank Cheryl K
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