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“Beautiful, quaint museum”

Cincinnati Art Museum
Ranked #5 of 182 things to do in Cincinnati
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the most prestigious art museums in the country, with over 100,000 works of art, this grandiose building atop an Eden Park hill, is well-known for its 19th-century European and American paintings, but also contains numerous other works including an outstanding pottery gallery.
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Beautiful, quaint museum”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Set amidst a large, verdant park, the Cincinnati Art Museum is a lovely place to escape from the hustle and bustle. Upon entering the main foyer of the museum, look up and you'll notice an exquisite glass Chihuly sculpture. From there, wander around and explore the ancient treasures, especially from Egypt and environs.

Visited July 2011
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice Collection and interesting building”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Have visited several times over the years with and without kids. Constructed in the 1880's the original building inspires as classical museum and covers the key movements in the fine arts from Egypt to Modernism. Kids interest is dependent on the traveling exhibits. There is on-site parking and is located in Eden park just east of downtown but you do need a car or take Metro Route 1 from downtown.

There is no admittance fee for the permanent collection so enjoy if you have the time.
If you enjoy the fine arts and I would encourage you to make it part of your itinerary.

Visited May 2011
Thank Lisa W
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17 reviews
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“One of the best museums”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

This is a great place for the whole family! I am not a big fan of museums to begin with, but have been to many of them, but I LOVE Cinci art museum. The exhibitions are very interesting, people are nice and there are different activities for kids. Every first Saturday of the month there is a "family weekend" when there are MANY activities for kids. It is a lot of fun for adults too! The staff is very nice also.

Visited August 2011
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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Outstanding museum”
Reviewed August 2, 2011

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an outstanding museum exhibiting many forms of painting, sculpture and pieces. The Cincinnati Wing is particularly good. Entrance to the museum is free as it is underwritten by a community fund. Parking close to the door is $4. You can park a bit further away for free. A very restaurant on site. A great jumping off point for a tour of the Mt. Adams neighborhood. Try viewing the beautiful Rookwood Pottery collection, topped off by a visit to the Rookwood Pottery factory (now a restaurant just a few blocks away).

Visited July 2011
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“Excellent selections. Circus poster collection is fabulous.”
Reviewed July 29, 2011

I was surprised to find this museum to be so enjoyable. One special attractions was the special section where thay had professional restorers working on old paintings. Restorers were quite willing to explain their activities while they did the work.

The standing Circus poster collection is one of the best museum experiences I have ever had. It is based there but I understand it does travel to other museums.

Visited July 2011
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