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“A Must See”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-line Access
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Private Family Tour at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ranked #3 of 1,103 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“A Must See”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Met belongs on a small list of places that everyone should see in their lifetime. The building itself is stunning...at every turn there's a new architectural feature that enhances the particular gallery. I am not incredibly knowledgeable about art, I only truly understand how to appreciate Impressionism, but I found so much to love in this gigantic collection. In 3 hours we dashed through the rooms and maybe saw half of what the museum has to offer. The temporary Charles James exhibit alone was worth the visit! Will try to work this spot in to every NYC visit.

Be sure to grab a map, and don't be afraid to seek the help of the friendly, knowledgeable docents - we used both countless times! You can search their website for specific pieces and find their location, so we will definitely do that next time (we missed Jackson Pollock)!

Visited June 2014
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Fantastic museum but it requires a few days”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This museum has so much wonderful stuff to look at, but it is exhausting. Take a few days to really enjoy it or pick one thing to explore and come back for another visit in the future.

Visited June 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“WOW”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is one of the many "must see's" in NYC. One day day will not do it justice. Very manageable floor plan. Be prepared because it is always crowded.

Visited March 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic......”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you only visit one place in New York then go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I loved it. Spent 3 hours there and hardly touched it, amazing collections and on the day I visited relatively quiet....probably the best museum I have ever been to. The art collection includes Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and the most fantastic Degas collection but there is something for everyone and collections around every corner (don't miss the Faberge collection which I just happened to come across). Something for everyone of all age groups and I can't wait to go back! Don't forget to sit on the steps when you leave and soak up the atmosphere of New York and 5th Avenue.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“If you only have time for one museum in NY City, this is probably the one to choose”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Huge, great variety of displays, something for everyone. If you have enough time and enjoy museums, budget an entire day for this one. Of course you can't see it all in one day, as is true of other major world museums such as the British Museum and the Louvre. Pick and choose a few things you are most interested in and spend a day there, or a half day if that's all the time you can spare. Tickets give you in and out privileges so you can have lunch there or go out for lunch and come back. Tickets are also pay-what-you-want (suggested donation).

I thought their Egyptian artifacts collection was particularly good. Decent collection of 19th and 20th century paintings by European and American artists as well.

Visited June 2014
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