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“Must See Museum in Cincinnati”

Cincinnati Art Museum
Ranked #4 of 197 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Cincinnati Art Museum is not to be missed if you're planning a trip to the area, or even if you live in the surrounding area and have never been. It is a beautiful building with marble floors on the main floor, a stunning double staircase rotunda at the center, and many different rooms to explore on the two levels. Families may wish to spend only 1-2 hours here, but if your group is really into art, plan to spend at least 2-3 hours. The traveling exhibits at the museum are high-quality, featuring works by such renowned artists as Monet, DuChamps, Dali, and John Everett Millais (of the Pre-Raphalite Brotherhood)--just to name a few! I especially enjoyed the recent exhibit of pieces from the museum's archives, which have not been seen by visitors for some time. What's more, there is now no entrance fee for the museum or even to the special exhibits, thanks to a very generous donor. It's only $4 to park, and you can have your parking validated if you eat the café. The café features upscale lunch fare and I also highly recommend it. (Although beware that it is a bit pricey for lunch food, but well worth it for the quality.) Before or after your visit, be sure to check out the surrounding Eden Park and consider a stop at the nearby Krohn Conservatory.

Thank bearcatnat
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great museum with several Picassos, a Van Gogh, a smattering of other impressionists. Also impressive though jumbled antiquities collection. Didn't have time to see it all, so hope to get back there. Salivated over Charles Harper tiles and prints in the gift shop.

Thank SusanNorthernNevada
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Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The artwork is world-class, the restaurant is a wonderful, classy respite, and the price of admission can't be beat! (Free) even parking is free if you eat or buy something in the gift shop. We will be back.

Thank EagerWander
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

this museum is not to be missed if in cincinnati...........4 bucks to park and free admission...........the rooms and building are beautiful ......... the room with the baldwin wood walls was neat..........overwhelming collection will defiantely return if in this city!

Thank 77mockmotorspitcher
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

This little museum has a great collection. Spend at least half a day, maybe more. NIce little lunchroom, too, with fresh salads and lovely service.

Thank Margot10025
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