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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Ranked #3 of 1,115 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We did not see much of the exhibits, so I can only comment on the Medieval and Egyptian exhibits. My son is learning about this in school and was already interested in it after watching Indian Jones movies. He was fascinated with the temples and the jewels. The museum itself is beautiful and in knee of the nicest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Suggested donation is $25 per adult, but what you pay is up to you and you will not be turned away.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

There is so much to see at the Metropolitan Museum but this time, in addition to the beautiful Neapolitan Christmas tree, there were two outstanding special exhibits.

We had read about the Venetian glass exhibit by Carlo Scarpa in the New York Times. I was so glad we did. The pieces were so beautiful and the explanations about the techniques he used and developed were fascinating. Plus a large number of the pieces on display came from private collections, so it was a real privilege to see them.

The other special exhibit was the Medieval Treasures of the Hildesheim from Germany. Again, words cannot describe the pieces that were ondisplay. It is a definite "must see."

After the special exhibits, we wandered around other favorite parts of the museum, but there is just so much to see, it is impossible to "scratch the surface." This is truly a world class museum.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

Thw museum has to stores all kinds of gifts and christmas cards
for purchase if you stay at the Warwick Hotel you can use your room key for a discount

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

The met is very large with lots to see. Depends on your taste for how long to spend. Egypt is a good section and I liked the old west. The staff though was not great. You could hear them cussing and talking too loud. The cafe staff called a customer names after they left. Now that I saw it, I wouldn't have the need to go back to the Met. A good tip, The $25 admission is a suggested amount. The cost is actually a donation. You can walk around for only a quarter if you choose.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We went to see what was new since our last visit and also visit the Christmas display (wonderful). An afternoon is not enough time to see everything but all I can absorb in one visit.

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