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“Fabulous inside and out” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Ranked #3 of 165 things to do in Jacksonville
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Owner description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961. From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, The Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over six thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history.
FORT SMITH, AR
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“Fabulous inside and out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

What a beautiful museum. The grounds and gardens are breathtaking. You must visit. The live oak in the gardens is the most remarkable tree I've ever seen. Didn't realize at first it was only one tree. Over 100 years old.

Visited April 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Elegance on the river”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

This museum exists because of the Cummer family. Although the original house is no longer there, the gardens are, and they are spectacular. Recently redone and expanded, they are a treasure, not to mention the Cummer Oak, a magnificent and unbelievable enormous tree supported by its own foundation.

We like the museum because it's easy to do in an afternoon. The permanent collection is impressive; if you are into Meissen china, hold onto your hat! Additionally, there is always a special exhibit or two. The children's area is marvelous (lots of hands-on for you 70-yr-old 12-yr-olds), and there is a lovely restaurant. About two hours would do it, not counting lingering in the gardens or browsing the gift shop.

Visited April 2014
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“It's on the river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

It's pretty fun. Location is in a cool spot and the garden area is nice! I would suggest going on a Saturday and also visiting the riverside art market!!

Visited October 2013
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Florida
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“Very Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I liked the activities they have available for kids to do, but some of the guides could use some more training of showing kids around. (They get bored very easily)

Visited March 2014
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Jax, FL
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“the grounds are meticulously groomed with some great art!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The whole place is an experience the grounds next to the river are well maintained and the changing art is normally wonderful. This gives Jacksonville a little culture in a city desperately need some. The neighborhood a few blocks over is decaying, and creeping the degeneration closer, your probably safe during daylight.

Visited June 2013
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