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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
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+1 816-751-1278
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Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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One of Kansas City's great museums

I have been to The Nelson-Atkins art museum several times and there's nothing more to be said about it than it's a great facility. I can highly recommend it for the whole family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to The Nelson-Atkins art museum several times and there's nothing more to be said about it than it's a great facility. I can highly recommend it for the whole family, an individual or couples experience.

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Thank Chef-TK-KC
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Art classes for individuals, children, families and groups are available in the Museum for free with a Museum membership. These classes are taught by local artists and begin and end regularly throughout the year. With a basic membership starting at 55.00 per year (monthly payment plans available), these classes being just one benefit of membership and the membership fee being... More 

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Thank claytonchase
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Special exhibits are amazing. Unbelievable Asian collection! Special events for different cultures that include art, music, food and interactive activities!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One, I love that entry is free. Two, this place is so interesting and well put together. Its perfect for a nice day in the green reading a book or relaxing. And the pieces in the museum are beautiful.

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Thank Amy B
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this art museum. I've been visiting this museum ever since I was a child many years ago and am still thrilled every time I walk through the doors. The art is amazing and the atmosphere is so serene and peaceful. The sculpture garden is a joy to walk through. They have great special exhibits. I've taken a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've visited the Nelson for nearly 45 years and have seen it grow and evolve over that time. The core collection is excellent and the environment we see it in is genuinely world class. The playfulness of the outside art installations, the depth of the Asian collection, the quality of space throughout can change your life. It certainly enriched mine... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Nelson is amazing whenever you go. Whether you want to lay on the lawn and enjoy the weather, tour the museum, or attend Third Thursdays, I highly recommend making a visit.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Nelson is continually rates one of the best museums in the country for a reason. Absolutely beautiful inside out. Be sure to set aside some time to enjoy the front lawn!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough good about this art museum for the Kansas City area. It is done with such class and so well kept! Great coffee & lunch area! Awesome art classes for young children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art many times over the years. It is a wonderful experience and we have taken many friends who have also enjoyed it very much. They have an excellent permanent collection and very good special exhibits. It never disappoints.

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